Thursday, February 26, 2009
At the request of Mr. Gerd Wüsthoff, our Friend [Dirk Steffen] is sending the following message by the Bitsch-Christensen Family, who were the founders of the German Atlantic Line. Please help us spread it all over the World! This beautiful ship could have been saved!!! Here it goes:
«The picture of my father before his so very special funnel says it all. My body is shaking and I am so much into tears - and simultaneous I am angry like I've never been in my life. All I can think is, have the same forces come up again that back in 1974 have been responsible for my father and his life's achievements to come to an undue end? Because he was different, because he was always kind to and interested in his crews, staff, donors and his family? Because he brought humor into the shipping business, because so many of them prized him - that "stupid Dane" - so highly? Now, as my parents sit above us on their cloud, with shame and sadness turning their faces pale, tomorrow the sky will remain milky white, and their tears may pour as rain on the City of Hamburg until that town may float off, far and away. In deepest moaning about the most beautiful ship on the seas - and on behalf of my siblings and the whole family - the son. (Anders Bitsch-Christensen)»
I have just read this message and burst into tears. It is all so sad, why did this have to happen? Please post Anders' comment on your websites so that everyone all over the world can read and understand it - although certainly no one ever will understand why this lovely ship had to die!!!...