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All Souls'

Last weekend the kids and I took the number 71 tram out to the Wiener Zentralfriedhof for the first time. It's a beautiful place and I could have spent hours wandering around but unfortunately we arrived just an hour before closing and there were children to be chased around as well. We saw most of the famous composers' graves just off the main alley (Schubert, Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms) and then tried to visit the church, which was unfortunately closed. On the way out, we found Viktor Frankl's grave in the old Jewish cemetery and I was glad that we did. The simple, unadorned grave in the more densely wooded and slightly overgrown section of the cemetery left a much greater impression than the ornate graves on well-worn paths.

On the way to Frankl's grave, the stone pictured below caught my eye. The inscription reads "Work - Duty - Love" (Arbeit - Pflicht - Liebe).

Arbeit - Pflicht - Liebe