Nature Starts Work On Hindenburg Ruins
LAKEHURST, N. J., May 25 OW.—A survivor of the Hindenburg crew espied a mother robin building a nest in the blackened skeleton of the once majestic airship and saw in it a good omen.
Heinrich Bauer visited the mass of charred debris, saw a blue egg in the nest built on a sheltered girder and remarked:
“It is a good omen. The Hindenburg is dead, but from its remains springs new life. So, lighter-than-air craft shall take on a new life.”
Source: New York Evening Post, May 25, 1937, page 11
For more information on airship captain Heinrich Bauer, see the book Mein Vater, Luftschiffkapitän Heinrich Bauer (1902-1979) written by his son Manfred Bauer and edited by Freundeskreis zur Förderung des Zeppelin Museums e.V. and Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen.
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