By Peter Mommsen
Those that knew J. Heinrich Arnold (1913-1982) say they by no means met someone else like him. a few communicate of his humility, sensitivity, and compassion; others of his frankness and earthy humor. In his presence, whole strangers poured out their darkest secrets and techniques and left reworked. Others sought after him lifeless. Few knew Arnold’s prior, or can have imagined the crucibles he persisted. before. 3 years in the past, Peter Mommsen, 28, got down to discover his grandfather's previous. the outcome? Homage to a damaged guy — a notable tale of betrayal and forgiveness. Get your publication this day, and browse it. You’ll by no means examine your individual lifestyles an analogous approach back.
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