I saw Bodo on the 9th of June in 2016. It was his birthday. This year he would have turned 82. But he died on the 24th of April. I did get the sad news yesterday morning per email that he passed peacefully at six in the morning.
I am so glad that I was able to see him for his birthday in 2016. We were visiting Berlin at the time. My brother Peter Uwe did come along with me to see Bodo on his birthday.
Postscript on 29th of April 2020:
My husband Peter and I saw Bodo on his birthday on the 9th of June 2010 for lunch together with some of his old friends who were able to join us. Since Bodo had more or less lost contact with these old friends, it is a memorable occasion that they did see Bodo on that day of his 72nd birthday. I had somehow lost all the pictures from that day, but just now, Peter was able to find them in his files and so I can publish them now.
I wrote the following in 2016:
Berlin in 26 Days from the 4th to the 30th of June 2016
This Berlin visit was a true family event for Peter and me. I would like to tell about the 26 days in Berlin in three different parts. First there were 8 days with Martin, Caroline and Matthew, then 9 days spent just with Martin and the last 9 days in Berlin we saw a lot of Monika and her family who came to visit Berlin from the 21st to the 30th of June.
When we arrived in Berlin on Saturday, the 4th of June, we were five adults from Australia, and we were renting a three bedroom apartment in Rubensstrasse, Berlin-Friedenau. Our rented apartment was just great, very spacious and well equipped.
The other family group from Australia had booked an apartment in Prenzlauer Berg which is a bit North-East from the centre of Berlin, whereas Friedenau is South of Berlin’s centre. Monika’s group stayed in Berlin for 9 days after already having visited London, Paris and Zuerich. On Thursday, the 30th of June, they travelled back to London to stay there for another four nights and then to fly back to Sydney, Australia.
Thursday, the 9th of June was my brother Bodo’s 78th birthday. Peter, Martin, Matthew and Caroline went on that day to Kreuzberg (Cross-Mountain). Peter wanted to show them the place where he had grown up. My brother Peter Uwe came to go with me to visit Bodo.
Bodo is being looked after in a home for the Aged.
We walked along here to get to the home where Bodo lives.
Below a few pictures I took one morning in our apartment. Matthew is in the background, Martin is on the left, and Caroline and Peter on the right.