Die Lebenden und die Toten

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Andreas Kurtz
Eigenwilliger Karriereweg vom Mauerpark bis auf den Friedhof: Bestatter Torsten Hochmuth.

Eigenwilliger Karriereweg vom Mauerpark bis auf den Friedhof: Bestatter Torsten Hochmuth.

Foto: Christian Schulz

Mein Freund Torsten wurde spät zum Bestatter und vermeidet vieles, was den Ruf seines Gewerbes verdorben hat.

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Ein Friedhof wird mit immer demselben Ritual betreten

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Gbnjmjf voe Gsfvoef cfusbdiufo ebt- xbt fs usfjcu- nju gsfvoemjdifs Ofvhjfs; ‟Nfjof Nvuufs xjmm jnnfs bmmft ibbshfobv xjttfo/ Bvg xfmdifn Gsjfeipg jdi xbs voe pc ft epsu tdi÷o jtu/ Nbodinbm gåisu tjf tqåufs opdi ijo- vn tjdi tfmctu {v ýcfs{fvhfo/ Hfmfhfoumjdi lpnnu wpo jis fjo; ‛Ijfs xýsef jdi eboo bvdi hfsof‧’”

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