Horst Prison turns ninety-seven years old today, and I’m speaking at his funeral. I have been working on Horst’s fascinating life for the last two years. He was an ex-German soldier in WWII. He was captured by Russians and kept in a slave-labor camp for five and a half years.
It was a year ago today that I went to his birthday party and met more of his family. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to research, to learn, and to try and understand a point in history. I am proud to have been included in the Prison family’s life and to gain their friendship. Auf Wiedersehen, Horst!
If you would like to read the Historical Sketch (it is merely a fraction of what he went through) I’m giving at his funeral, I’m posting it under Short Stories. Horst’s life was amazing! He will be greatly missed!