April 25, 2011
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Climbing to the roof of his home in Cologne, Germany, during the final days of the First World War, a teenage Fritz Eichenberg would pick up pieces of shrapnel, souvenirs of night bombing raids that terrorized civilians.
Born in 1901 to a Jewish family, Eichenberg saw the widespread destruction caused by war and wondered what good was coming of it. It was then that lifelong anti-war sentiments took root.