Monday, December 29, 2008
Asteroid 7130 Klepper
Per Wikipedia.com, asteriod “7130 Klepper (1992 HR4) is a Main-belt Asteroid discovered on April 30, 1992 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.”
Per the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names by Lutz D Schmadel posted on Google Books, 7130 Klepper was “named after the German novelist and lyric poet Jochen Klepper (1903-1942), with The Father and important representative of the Christian historical novel. He was dismissed from the post at the Berlin Radio already in 1933 because his wife was Jewish. by courageously raising his voice against Hitler’s terror he consoled people who suffered from the system. His letters and diary Under the Shadows of your Wings are moving. Pressed by the circumstances, he decided to die voluntarily with his wife and daughter in order to protect them from the concentration camp.