Harry Hammer (Harry Hamer) was born on July 8, 1906 (b.) At 9 pm in the city of Kuressaare as the second official son of Alexander Hammer.
The roots of the Champaign family lie at the Pöide parish. Harry Haamer's grandfather Alexey was born in the village of Neemi in the Vesiku farm. Aleksei's Audla Mansion Blacksmith was leaving home.
Audla met her future husband, Juula Kaske, whose home was at Tõnis Farm. They were born on July 1, 1875, to a son named Aleksander. As Pöide parish peasants were one of the most active in Saaremaa during the time of the religious exchange (more than 70% of them went to Orthodoxy), it was impossible to baptize Alexander in the Lutheran church, although Ms Juula was a member of this church. Children born of mixed marriages had to remain members of the Orthodox Church until they were 21 years of age.
Alexei Haamer died at the age of thirty and was buried in Tornimäe Cemetery. The brother of his master let his moon be buried on the grave of a brother in the oak tree. Audra manor houses led the widowed Juula Hammer to a small town in which she earned a dime for the manor kitchen girl.
When Aleksander reached school age, she made her so-called. I call school. After studying at this school for three years, he had to make his own bread for himself. Thanks to the diligent practice and, of course, the artwork that later appeared with his sons, Alexander had a very beautiful handwriting.
At the age of 15, she received a job at the Kuressaare Police Station Office. Alexander married Caroline - Juliane Jasner, born in Kuressaare in 1867. Prior to that, he was promoted to the position of secretary of the Kreispolice and the family was able to buy a smaller house on Vallimaa Street. The Ha'amer's house was the first of the sixth, located in the middle of the street, directly against the highlands. The last house in this row was home to Johannes Aavik, a language teacher.
The first son of Eugen was born on April 10, 1903. The other child was expecting an older daughter, even the name of Harriet, but there was a son named Harry. He was baptized at home at 9 days by Friedrich Drechsler, a teacher at the Laurentius Congregation. Uncle Theodor Jasner and Sinaida and Klara Perken have made their debuts. The third son of Erich (Eerik) was born on February 17, 1908.
Harry Haamer's first memory dates back to the time when his parents began to make major repairs in his house and he was left open.
"I remember the face of my mother's scared and sad face when she stood at the muzzle, where the workers made a log that had fallen to my chest. However, God still liked to keep me alive, even though my chest long suffered from this concussion."
Harry's independence and decision-making power had already come about when he attended six years of age to go to school. It was enough for the neighbors' note that they would go to school! The place where Harry's steps were set was the Tomson's nursing home. When the boy next morning was accompanied by a blackboard and a rush, he was almost like a schoolboy. Painting the stars on the plate, however, did not resemble Harry, nor did he later become his father's cloakroom in the field of painting.
At the age of seven, Harri Niida - Riksu School was placed. It was a three-class private school founded by Glafiira Niit and Alice Rick. These young teachers were a rare phenomenon in the school system at that time. During the breaks, they allowed the children to speak their native language, sing and play folk songs and circle games with them. Harry also has one dog piece from this school:
"The glass was broken over Tsar's picture above the cathedral, and I drew a toast on the crown of the Tsar for a dog, but did the children understand their mouths. Soon they were taken to this trail, and I came to the corridor's corner for a long time to pee in the peas to regret their sins."
Kuressaare bombing during the First World War in 1915. In the summer, people became so afraid that the families of civil servants were determined to evacuate. Old Haamer led his family's helmetman to Roomassaare Harbor, where the road went through Haapsalu to Loksa, where Caroline-Juliane's sister worked as a dachshund. So Harril Niid - the last class of the Riksu School did not finish. Only in late autumn, when the sea was the most uneasy, came the long-awaited home path.
Although the school was already a long time ago, Haamer's boys were taken to the Kuressaare Gymnasium.
As Aleksandr Haamer was again promoted, school-related economic troubles were broken. Moreover, the boys were awarded a prize. They were especially proud of their gray hairs and beautiful hoodies.
During the German occupation, H. Haamer showed great diligence in learning. He did not have difficulty with the German language, which was now a language of instruction, because his aunts were keen to chat with them in German.
At that time there was a tidy regime in schools. Since Harry had started to go well, he was assigned responsibility for classroom arrangements. It was strange, however, that the way was put into practice. If anyone was wrong, the defendant fell, Harry. In order to redeem other "sins", a heavy backpack had to be subjected to torture in the school suit, under the eyes of a non-executive officer. Because the punishment was hard, he left Harry in the throes of learning.
The time of the War of Independence meant the continuation of the misery of the German occupation. The abdomen was empty, the school - now in the upper secondary school of the Estonian language - was run by clogs. To feed the family, the old Haamer worked on several jobs: the secretary of the city government and the same position at the sea school. In the summer, the boys themselves had to work with horse racing. Since this service was poor, however, they traded in Undulus - Oti Manor Warrior next summer.
After the war, the situation began to recover. Several hobby circles were founded at the school: art, literature, sports and theater, which also took part in Harry's work.
However, the boys of Haamer seemed to be most pleased with the artistic circle, from which Eerik became the first impetus for a later vocation. Harry continued to play the part of the "whirlwind" in the show. She liked the dogfish in her old age. So the spouse remembers that when they arrived, Harry had to do something, for example, put only knives on one plate, and the other on forks, or the like.
Apparently, Harry was increasingly tempted to learn parts learned during the classroom even during school hours. Some time ago someone had brought a school rocket and it got into Harry's hand. This gardener was opened in the middle of the French lessons. The class was filled with smoke, but it did not escape from the door, because someone took the handle. The children fled through the window, the old school teacher was in trouble. Harri then placed the chair under the window and helped the pr. Theremin out of class. The latter had thanked him as his life saver. But when the director came to the class to investigate, pr. Theremin's tremendous frustration in his "euphull" singer.
Since this event was not the last in Harry's "Register of Sins", he was asked to stop attending school. The boy did not dare to talk to his parents about this home and he was so busy with his books in the park during school hours. One day, Harry's father, who was a very respectable man at Kuressaare at that time, came home and real Harry, where he had spent these days. The director told him at the meeting, and of course the father asked the boy to take back the school. So it was born. Without her father's custody, Harry would probably have been waiting for a maritime school where all the extramarital guys had gone before.
In addition to older manifestations, Harry also decided to take care of himself in order to make his energy more profitable. He began to become interested in the sculptural movement that had existed for some time in Saaremaa, but was not getting the right momentum in the absence of suitable leaders. When many boys took this movement as one big game, Harry grabbed one of the principles of scouting: "Fight that all the boys in the world become brothers!"
The former prayer of the Orthodox Church of Saaremaa and the priest of the Kuressaare parish, Emanuel Lepik, have reminded us of how everything began:
"The older brothers - Eugen - Tallas at that time were already on the path of the university and were away from home most of the time, but earlier, the Harmony and Erich, who joined the group of high school acolytes, took over the leadership of the Rhine Village [where the Haamer's House was] , from whom Harry, in particular, revealed the lines of the youth leader who was created, the peoples of the Jäneste village, who changed their hard-fought and permanent Cossacks, kept organizing a short-time group of young people. The so-called permanent Saaremaa Scout Maiden was built in the hammers' village. "
Harry's leakage in 1923 certainly helped to decisive change of emotion. By that time, the scout activity had taken Harrit so much that he even went to the scorching scene. Later, when he was ministering to the Holy Spirit, he also often attracted the scarlet form of the scapegoat.
At the end of the leer training course, H. Haamer was first taken to the chapel on October 28, 1923.
The next spring H. Haamer graduated from the Saaremaa Joint Gymnasium. Harris had grown up with one sure thought that did not particularly rejoice at the older brother who came to summer break. In fact, he was planning to go to university to study theology. The question was in a fairly thin wallet of the family. Harry, however, began to collect money for further studies, and Eugene did not fit his father's expensive construction studies to continue abroad, and therefore he entered the Defense Forces in the autumn.
The additional brother of the average brother was that he became the agent of the Estonian Joint-Venture Insurance Company and recruited new clients from Saaremaa. For a good job - the company's portfolio was quadrupled by one summer - another salary was awarded to Harry. So, at Harry's University of Tartu, there was no further objection at home.
Old Haamer had only thought that the son could start to learn how to grow his father's pleasure. He was himself a legal counsel in Kuressaare. Then Harri Haamer told his father one of his glaring statements:
"I do not want to lie, deceive and fake in my life, so I will never be the right lawyer!"
"I decided to study carefully with the university in order to quickly become a recognized world-winner."
1924 In the autumn, Harry Haamer became a student at the University of Tartu Faculty of theology. She had already dreamed of a church teacher as a 12 - year old boy.
In Tartu, his elder brother Eugen advised not to go to corporations because of drinking in them. At first, it succeeded until a famous student was in contact with fellow fighters who were engaged in sculptural movements. They belonged to an organization where they could do without the help of a senior figure. So Harry became a member of the Student Association "Huljehis".
The company took its time, but spent a lot of time and effort on dealing with scouts. However, the main activity was learning and passing exams. The troubles did not come from a shorter time, but rather from malnutrition. Poor food weakened physical strength and in 1925. In the spring, Harry had to go home on suspicion of tuberculosis before she began examining her throat.
The atmosphere in the home and the care of the parents affected so much that Harry began to consult how to start earning money as an insurance agent again. It did not want to hear anything at home. As the family no longer spent the cost of training an elderly son, the father would be happy to support the average son in such a way that at least he should not starve in Tartu.
Harry was able to go home in Scandinavia before going to Tartu during the summer. Now that the scouts started to go back to the summer camp, the "boys' stick" could not stay home. Two weeks at the Karujärv Scouting Camp, Harri was even better off than home care, so he traveled to Saaremaa along with the last part of the summer as an insurance agent.
The health leave extended Haamer's Theological Institute for half a year. He received his last exams in 1928. At the end of the autumn semester, he graduated from the university in 1929.
By that time, the first book by H. Haamer - the biography of the clergyman, writer and mathematician from Saarland - Rudolf Kallas was completed. However, the study initially presented in the master's thesis remained unprotected at the university, because due to lack of money, the author decided to sell the right to publish a manuscript for 25 kroons for the publishing house "Estonian Church".
Writing the life story of R. Kallas was an interesting and definitely mentally enriching work. Rudolf Kallas's life was a good example for a developing personality, to which Harri Haamer started.
One of the honors of the future selection of the office was one of the first sermon presented at his university. At the end of the university, Harri Haamer was 22, so the minister of the church is still too young (the canonical age is 25 years). However, the consortium promised to conduct tests for the Teacher's Office as early as 1929. in spring.
Haamer was "very good" for the general examinations of 16 and 17 April, which they declared to be performed on pro venia concionand and pro ministry. The bishop Jakob Kukk has signed the rating sheet.
First Secretary of the EELC Youth Work
At the beginning of the year, Bishop Kukk had asked Haamer to apply his scoutmaster experience in the church's youth work. He took up this offer without further consideration, thus becoming the first secretary of the EELC youth work. An official statement was given on March 6, 1929, but the actual work began a month earlier. This office did not mean sitting on the chair and filling the papers, but the secretary had to go around Estonia to travel around. Since this work branch was still new in the church, Haamer had to build it on the basis of his experience.
The Hauptzmann's Haemer in his forthcoming new office was introduced to the Teachers' Conference held in Tartu in January. After that, there came to him one old prank who asked the young man's plans. When he heard that the latter had not kept his mark on the test year, he offered up his church. It was the Martna parish teacher and Gustav Haller, the wisdom of the West, who became the youngest spiritual master of the souls' example, and who had a great part in his development.
Under Secretary of Commerce, Haamer was in office until 15 October. He traveled all day in his eight months. She considered her most heart-warming work with pre-school youth. The secretariat was to be shared with pastor's trial year.
Praost G. Haller's recommendation to the consistory reveals that the candidate for teaching H. Haamer has held a 21 youth work meeting, founded at least three youth associations, edited church services, introduced youth work in the synagogue of Läänemaa, church day and private meeting.
The time of Martha stayed quite short - he was only 15 days late at his supervisor, but he was always in correspondence with him. However, as Haamer's health began to remain weak on the constant path, he asked both his spiritual tutor, Father Haller and teacher Aleksander Tähevälä, to meet with him at the bishop. Probably the custody of the custody was due to the fact that the consistory, by its decision of 12 June, authorized the candidate for teaching to take up the position of the holy congregation.
Holy Church parishioners
By July 7, 1929, it was so much that the Holy Church was able to organize a teacher's election. Before the plenary session, the church held a worship service, where the head of the service was held by Mr Haller, a lecturer in Läänemaa, who also led the meeting.
There were two important points on the agenda of the plenary session: the election of a teacher and the approval of a teacher's plan and budget for a new residential building. As a result of the secret ballot, all 166 cast members of the congregation who voted voted for their votes by Harri Haamer.
In fact, he had already fulfilled the duties of the teacher of the Holy Congregation since the four holidays of last year, because his breathless husband was not here for ten years now. He also spent his holidays during his last school break before graduating from the university, establishing, among other things, the Holy Christian Sculptor, and in 1928, christmas holidays
The consortium approved the election and appointed a teacher from Ha'amer from 21 August 1929.
The worship of His first communion was held on October 13 at the Haamer Sanctuary. When the Holy Assembly made a summary of 1929, he could rejoice, because all the indicators began to go uphill. The number of chivalry grew, for the new teaching house, an exhibition was held in summer, yielding 600 kroons. The members of the church also contributed to the construction of free rocks and trees.
The young teacher Haamer had set up four teenage girls in the Sacred Age: "Sisters of Bethany", Christian youth club, band group and guide group. 324 people joined the congregation during the year. The viewer in the year hoped that after rising such a moment, one thousand people would rejoice over 1000 members a few years later. However, this round figure remained unsuccessful in the congregation. At the end of the Republic, the Holy See was preceded by the Jaan congregation in its 700-member Saaremaa.
Until now, Harry Haamer's emphasis on Saarland, especially in relation to the scout movement, has been highlighted, his other important area of work - holding countryside lessons to balance the effects of the active reintegration of the priests and the Baptists - has been overlooked.
According to her own words, this had been his main job in the Holy. So they collided both in the villages and in the church. The four-day Biblical Hours in the church room were especially popular. More than 200 children went to the Sunday School in different villages.
In 1930, Kaarma's teacher left Herbert Lieberg from the church service, and this place remained vacant. As soon as he was not replaced by another teacher, Haamer also took care of the Kaarma Congregation, which lasted for two years. In Kaarma, he held twice a month at the worship service, moreover, she had to hold the leer and all the necessary services. Sometimes it happened that the teacher took all the wishes, but because of the great distance they were physically very difficult to do. Kaarma's congregation had to provide extra tuition for the teacher, the puppy and the horse's prize in addition to the salary.
The new nursing teacher was initially alien to the church. Lieberg was an older man, experienced, hard and clear in his office. Haamer was practicing sculptures, and this caused the nation to become foreign. In their opinion, this church teacher did not fit with the office. When the congregation was more drunk with Haamer, only good was heard at his address.
Already in 1931, Rudolf Reinart (Reinaru), a student of theology of religion, was involved in the work of the Holy Synod. In the 1932 Kaarma Hours they gave Haamer two of them.
According to the memory of the pupil Vilhelmine Oolup, Reinart was on Fridays and Haamer was on Saturdays. During the opening hours, the young teacher Haamer played the "last couple" with the legions. Then, when the teacher once run, they tried her best girls. The young people also noticed the difference between the teacher's teacher: Hammer was a sense of humor, Reinart, on the other hand, was official and serious.
After the holy departure, the current teacher recommended that R. Reinarti be his mantle.
1933 At the beginning, H. Haamer turned to a doctor in Kuressaare due to his health problems. Dr. W. Hoffmann found that the patient has chronic lung cancer and is urgently in need of long-term leave and sanatorium treatment. However, only two months later, Haamer wrote an application for holidays to the consist, which was approved from April 30th. In the same spring, he was trapped in a tuberculosis clinic in Tallinn - Nõmme sanatorium, where he quickly recovered and returned to Saaremaa. Tartu's professor A. Paldrok, who was the father of two scouts, father and summer healer, was the defendant for Haamer's health. As a member of the board of the Tartu parish council, he was offered to apply for the teaching of this congregation during his summer visit to Saaremaa. It was clear that the current workload could not last long.
Harry Haamer and Scarlet Movement of Saaremaa
As Harri Haamer had always been enterprising and jumped at the forefront of boys, he also developed sculptures. Several bad guys of a bad reputation came up with him, which could have been accompanied by some cautious attitude by older people. Anyway, there was a friendship circle of young men who wanted to live their lives in terms of scouting principles.
The boys also tolerated their decision to swear. For this, a festive plan was considered. There are several chapels in the Kuressaare Kudjape Cemetery where the families of the descendants are buried. One night the boys went to the graveyard, placed a Bible on one cable altar and lit candles. They prayed and each one took an oath:
"I do not burn tobacco, do not drink drunken souls, nor do I want to marry a cousin with a girl I do not want to marry!"
Harri Haamer, 16, was the first to give this credit. His eldest son, Eenok, has written that, even at the end of his life, he repeatedly reminded him and confirmed that, thanks to God, he had been able to keep his promise all his life. He was a scouting way of living.
Harry was 16 years old as the leader of the "wolves". In this post, he organized the first camp in Karujärv as a joint venture of the "woundipere", a gay and scout company. The camps were followed in Järve, Mändjala and elsewhere.
On September 13, 1922, a new board of Kuressaare sang group was elected. Harri Haamer became the leader and helped Roman Kitt. This changed the situation throughout the group: randomness was replaced by exemplary governance and regularity. In the following two years, the group's work was so successful that it was the second-place achievement in the nationally exemplary group competition.
In several camps, Haamer was the eldest, responsible for all and for all. Quite often, he also had wooden tasks on his shoulder. The hungry "wolves" usually waited for lunch every Saturday, and the caviar always kept messing up, and he had to settle for bread. She had already had a lousy look, but the camp made her worse. Harry finally got the nickname "King's Nail".
A new era was started in the sculptural sculpture of Saaremaa by the transfer of Haamer to the clergy's field of work in the Holy. So far sculptures predominantly spreading in Kuressaare now also land. The Holy Spirit was born in 1928 with a strong scouting unit. The boys themselves talked about this:
"On one Sunday afternoon, when Harry was sermonized and gone home, a group of scouts was founded, we restored Harry and listened to scouts, so that the time would not be boring," potato sting, "" burning the city ", etc. It was a fun time The poet was from every point. "
Harry Haamer seems to have been able to write about the history of Estonian scouting at the Holy See and its surroundings. In 1939, Saare Scout Male was celebrating his 20th year of operation. The Republican Scout Magazine devoted much of its volume to this topic. Feodor Orb, who previously was the editor of Saaremaa's boys' magazine "Saare Scout", shared his thoughts about the Holy Scout.
"The holy old teaching house, the churches, and the Kuusiku forest are historically important in the sculptural sculptures of Saar. The teacher's house has survived many beautiful days, the ball was knotted behind the church, and the monster of the old predator of the Kuusiku forest." [- - -] I think that few of us came from Harr Let's ask if and how much we owe him food. He did not make this a cumbersome question: in the second year, he called us again, and then you repeat the same story! "
Harry's workflow did not reach scouts' activities not only in the Holy, but groups also emerged in Lümanda, Sõrve, Koikla, Leisi, Mustjala and many other places. Several school teachers dealt with the movement very well. There was a strong bond between the individual groups.
Harry's scout master was also recognized internationally. When he stayed in 1930 In the summer of the Finnish NMC camp, he was offered a job in Tampere for youth work. Soon after the next camp, 200 Finns did not want to let Harry leave home.
Goodbye to the ancient land
A message from the teacher about the possible departure of Haamer was hit by the Holy Synod as a severe shock. The election of a new teacher of the church in Tartu was scheduled to take place on 13 and 14 November 1933. Harri Haamer delayed the response to the last resort. He had to struggle with himself. Leaving Saaremaa did not only mean abandoning the work of the holy church, but also the departure of beloved young friends and their parents. Finally, on September 6, he wrote a statement of candidacy, asking the consistory to inform Paul Paul's congregation. He received the license from September 14th.
When he left the teacher, he went to visit the villagers from the village. For many members of the church, the teacher's step seemed to be completely incorrect. The situation was characterized by the words of one congregation:
"You have not gone out of us, you've fallen off. One right person will not leave his property in his place when he goes away."
The Holy See was another witness to an important event, which initially someone did not know, but which had an invaluable value to the entire family of the Ha'amers. One summer, a group of Viljandi people traveled to Saaremaa. Among them was the Mayor of the then Viljandi Mayor of August Maramaa, Maimu. The ride was driving in the truck box.
Before reaching Kuressaare, it was decided to go to the Holy See. When they arrived and left the car, they were greeted by two gurus at the gate.
One of them said:
"Welcome to the Holy Church!" He was asked if he was the gatekeeper here.
"Once upon a time this gate, once the heaven gate keeper."
Now the guests wanted to see the teacher and their surprise was great when the same young man replied: "I am a teacher!"
The astonishment of visitors could be understood, as Saaremaa was welcomed mainly by older German-speaking teachers. The young teacher took the guests to the church and played them organ. There were many pictures in front of the church that were also allowed to send him. With a beautiful rose honey grown in the pastor, Maimu Maramaa marveled at this one flower. The young clergyman stepped closer and cut it to the rose mantle. In addition to Roos, Maimo's gift was also Harry's first piece of writing on the life of R. Kallas.
In the evening, one could see the following picture in Kuressaare: a young lady reads one book carefully, the rose brought to her by the author in front of her. Allowed photos were sent to teacher Maimu. It began with their mutual correspondence.
The recent departure from Saaremaa also meant getting closer to this address, which Harry often wrote on an envelope.
Finally, the consortium officially confirmed that Harri Haamer was elected teacher of the Tartu Paulus Congregation (1st priesthood). There were 2306 voters in total, 1471 of whom voiced their votes to Hamar. There were protests in the results of the election, but the consistory was ignored.
Harry Haamer in 1933 saw the departure of the Holy Church in the Holy Church. The basis for the discussion was that he chose the same passage (Gal. 6:14) three years ago, when he was appointed bishop Jakob Kuke as the teacher of the Holy Congregation.
On November 27, Haamer signed a letter of resignation to the consistory, which was approved after three days, confirming that he was instructed by the Paulus Congregation Teacher. In the wake of Christmas she sent her from Tartu to the holiday card of the Holy Christmas:
"For your unforgettable home and the little congregation of the Holy Family in ancient Persia."
The holy congregation was very small compared to the church of Tartu (over 20,000 souls). Haamer's workload increased thus many times. When he had time to run along the woods with the boys in the Holy See, in Tartu many obligations to take away his personal life took place most of the time.
At the beginning of autumn of 1934, he became aware that he once again more than once thought about Saaremaa and his home. On August 13th, the heart of Caroline - Juliane Haamer was permanently stopped, due to myocardial disorder. Before her mother's death Harri had come to her to introduce her future husband. Mom was very happy with the choice of her son and gave her a blessing to the young couple.
Alexander Haamer died three years after his wife, on September 3, 1937, in diabetes mellitus. His father had the opportunity to keep Harry and Maim's first son, Enoch.
The direct ties that Harry had with Saaremaa was now weaker. An older brother, Eugen, who was Kuressaare city engineer and still a bachelor, was still in the house of Cameramans. Younger brother Eerik then worked as a gymnastic and drawing teacher in Tartu. Nevertheless, H. Haamer did not forget about Saaremaa, did not lose responsibility and concern for the local churches and people. This is evidenced by his recent frequent missions to his home country at a time when his advocates were already gone or gone.
Harry Haamer's departure to Tartu not only affected the Holy Church, but also the whole spiritual life of the island. 1933 In December, in the newspaper "Meie Maa", a longer, friendly colored article appeared on the left of the Holy Teacher. His departure was taken as inevitability, saying that this is the destiny of Saaremaa:
"Whoever is better than the mediocre, the longer the main header, it's called the continent."
Haamer was set up in a row with such great settlers who left the continent as H. B. Rahamägi, A. Piip, T. Grünthal and Johannes Aavik. He was not only different from the time of Saaremaa clergy at that time, but he was the author of a completely new era when young Estonian clergymen were educated in an Estonian-language university in Tartu.
Saaremaa - the period - childhood, school years and work in the Holy Church - laid a solid foundation for the whole future of Haamer's life. Being already a clergyman at work, he lived in Saaremaa, one of the blind believers, at Upa Riidu's home, through a spiritual awakening, which made him look at the world with a new eye. Teacher Haamer stayed at the night of the prayer night at Upa's village. Worried about him. To Harry's surprise, the blind brother felt it and asked what the teacher was struggling with. Harry replied:
"For two years now, I will preach to the Holy See and look forward to turning to the truth that I am giving them, but instead, I notice that they have turned to me with my back."
Then the villagers answered:
"Teacher, you have been to a great school, but you have not gone to the Holy Ghost school."
Haamer did not take the position of the minister of the church as a salary. He treated humans with human warmth, shared with them what he himself was. He had already learned this from the sculptor. The people regarded him as his son. This close communication led him to work with a housewarmer and fishermen to the sea. He even had a personal fishing boat. As a result, he became a nickname for the local people as "fishermen's cardboard".
Teacher of the 1st priesthood of the church of Tartu
1933 Before the Christmas holidays Harri Haamer arrived in two suitcases and backpacks in Tartu to take up the duties of the Teacher of the Congregation of Paul. He started to work very carefully now. From 3 December 1934, Artur Võõbus became the teacher of the 2nd priesthood of the congregation of Paul.
On May 10, 1934, Maimu Maramaa and Harri Haamer's wedding took place in Paul's Church. The bride's father was a mayor of Viljandi from the Social Democrats. Maimu was his eldest daughter. At first, Harry, of course, did not know whom he had met with the Holy See and began the correspondence. When the case became public, there were many doubts as to whether such a union lasted for a long time, but God blessed their marriage.
The marriage was married to Axel Erich Vooremaa, a teacher at Tartu Maarja Congregation. The people who had gathered for the marriage were barely 3,000 seated at Paul's Church. Harry, in her words, was not bad for their marriage. Soon Maimu Haamer received a great help from his husband in the church service. Sunday school was his beer, but also teaching the leerids. Maimut was blessed with a beautiful songwriting. Soon, he began to use this talent in worship and Bible studies, which everyone was happy to feel.
According to Maimo, Harry was the one who, in 1934, At the beginning of the day, the congregation's Sunday School was set up, with a growing number of pupils for the fifth time. There was not much to do with this large number of children. The helpers of the Sunday School came from the first campuses, who were joined by the church every three hundred years ago. In the Paul congregation, H. Haamer succeeded in implementing his rich experience in the field of youth work.
In Tartu, he continued to organize the scarring, forming a scout from pre-school boys - the group "Northern Star" and the girls' walk-in band "Hope". A separate chapter would be worthy of the activities of the youth congregation of Paul, which became the herbivores of future church workers. We mention only a few members of the then youth group: Hillar Põld, Irene Reidak - Põld, Arved Paul and his wife Linda, Eduard Salumäe (Näkk) and his wife Johanna, Selma Sotnik - Põld. The Youth Club released its own magazine "Cross Light".
In addition to the congregation, H. Haamer also came to the local cultural life. In the second decade of the Republic, county congregations began to be organized in Tartu. Thus, the islanders' nights in Tartu, where the frequent visitor was Prof. Paldrok
After the worship ceremony of H. Haamer's Congregation's teacher, commissioned by the new Bishop H. B. Rahamägi, a formal lunch took place in the teacher's apartment. At the initiative of the church's administration, Haamer was given a home altar, which was largely similar to that of the church. The picture of the altar was drawn by Eerik Haamer. After the lunch, the bishop was ordained an altar.
At the same time, the apartment was born - due to the time of the hour mainly at night - the books for the youth "His Hand" (1934) and "Sinule" (1940) and the children's books "The Grandmother's Angelic Songs" (1937), "The View into the Sun" (1938), "Jesus Calls" ) and "Ester" (1943). These literary works were primarily due to the practical need to give their congregation Christian teaching in the form of fresh spiritual literature. Along with this, there was a constant need for spiritual contributions to newspapers and magazines. Harry Haamer thought about children in imagining too. The first son of Eenok was born on May 17, 1935.
What the islanders hoped for from Haamer - that he wins the hearts of many people with his courtesy and kindness, he soon found confirmation in Tartu. In the large congregation, there were problems with a bunch of charges, and various levels of accusations were brought, which the teacher had to discuss with the chairman of the board even in Tallinn.
However, Harri Haamer was hard to resist. The people talked about how the teacher Haamer had to perform at one and the same time in three different cities, at five different places. Because he could not tell anyone, he had to solve this situation himself.
The accusations of "lack of teacher dignity" have repeatedly been repeated among the elderly people, as before, in Saaremaa. Some church members said:
"Well, it's time, the teacher's instructor puts the shepherd's trousers in his legs, and even the knees are bare and the legs are long as they are."
In Tartu, Haamer had to face a number of problems that he had not been able to foresee when looking at Saaremaa. Paul's congregation was divided into two divisions, independently of him. Most of the work in progress moved into the second home of the teacher with Sorcery. Haamer had to organize everything again, but the people came with his initiative very quickly.
In January 1934, the restoration of Habitti's Biblical Hours was restored. The Bible Study, of which 200 to 300 people participated, became a central part of communion.
Harri Haamer was not only a good master of the soul, but also found a solution to economic issues. As Paul's Church and the church building were relatively new buildings, the church received a great deal of construction debt at the time of becoming its teacher. It was paid over a couple of years. A large church started to generate some cash. In 1939, it was planned to order a new organ from Finland, but the resulting exchange of power changed the current payment instrument to zero.
Haamer was given the opportunity to be a teacher of one of the largest congregations in Estonia at the best time in the Republic. This time used it almost to the maximum. Thanks to the Council of the Congregation decided in 1939. In December, she will give her beloved shepherd a golden age for her 10th year of office.
On October 28, 1940, the government authorized the church and Harri Haamer could thank her for receiving her fruitful work from the congregation. According to the human benchmark, this could have been one of the great moments of his life. In the future, he had to work in much more difficult circumstances, but the positive feedback was much lower, or even gave the land an enemy of his own.
When the war began and difficult times arrived in the land, several members of the Paulus Congregation Board left the office, leaving the church teacher to care. Haamer also got over from that time. There were those members of the board who, at the advent of the new power, encouraged the teacher to go to the executive committee to ask if the church could still burn the trees of the church.
During the German occupation, the church eventually became the new board, which was a great help to the teacher in his work. During the war, H. Haamer also received several invitations to worship outside Tartu.
For example, in the cold winter of 1942, he visited the church church in Saaremaa and held Christmas services at the frontier near Leningrad.
The beginning of the new Soviet occupation marked the collapse of Paul's Church and the church building on August 25, 1944. However, this church was one of the first buildings in Tartu, which was restored with joint forces. The teacher often fell trees in the woods with the men and the logs of the Emajõgi to win timber. The Executive Committee was convinced that he should not restore the church, because the city was not restored. Harry replied that those people who rebuild the church would restore the city more than others. The church had agreed to restore the church in its former size. On December 1, 1946, the bells of Paul's Church began to ring again.
After the death of A. Kuusik in 1946 In the spring, the consistory called the acting deputy of H. Haamer's brewery in Tartu. Since she was also elected as a practitioner of the Brotherhood, he encountered conflicts with more conservative teachers on several occasions.
Very seriously, it was regrettable that Haamer was arranged by Arved Pauli for the Teaching of the Curonian Parish in the functions of the Tartu Brewery. As a result, the consistory released the duties of the acting deputy of Haamer.
In July 1947 H. Haamer once again made a trip to Saaremaa. Within twenty days he came to visit all the churches, holding daily worship in both churches and prayer houses. This visit is especially reminded of the bands who suffered most in the war.
Anseküla Church was released and Jämaja was in a very bad condition. When Harry reached the last, there was no soul there. The old hurts, who had to do something useful every day, he began to stuff the church. Soon, one of the border guards was riding on the truth about Harry's activities. He heard that a man wants to be worshiped here, but he does not know if there is any other congregation, said a friendly warrior:
"Son, do not worry, the church will be!" Soon, the first people came to know about this "Batyshka" who adjusted their church. In the evening, there was held the first glorious worship service after the Battle of Sõrve.
Harri Haamer did not worry about himself, but primarily for the church and his family. He did not pay more for the church than the family needed for food. Throughout this period, Harry was loving husband Maimu, whose support would be difficult to underestimate. As little as the time left for each other in the congregation, they tried to stay together. Harry was always entertaining and do not despise even shit.
Voldemar Ilya has reminded one winter day in Võru County Forest, where they enjoyed the beauty of nature. At the same time, Harry was leaning against the moon's strain, giving the impression that he was angry with his heart. However, when Maimo shook him, he shook it so that all the snow fell on their necks. Joke how much!
Harry could not only be a good youth leader, but also a good family sister for his four children. It seemed that the family witch would not be able to destroy the increasingly difficult working conditions.
But this family had to undergo a tragedy over the next eight years, which became part of the thousands of Estonian families. There were several reasons why Harri Haamer's work was disrupted by security officers at the time: active work in the middle of the student body, failure to overcome threats, restoration of a great church, whose walls had already been outstripping scaffolding since early 1948.
When H. Haamer was shot on February 5, 1948, he was 41 years old. In Tartu, his best full-year years remained. There was also a 5 year old son Andres, a 9 - year - old daughter of Mary, a 12 year old son Eenok and a 17 - year - old groom Albert. Church restoration stopped.
Harry was told at court that she was raising a young person in a bourgeois nationalist spirit. So you interpret his desire to have all the boys in the world be brothers. He was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment, the main part of which passed in Kolyma camps, and for three years. Harry Haamer has come across a number of books throughout his life. Only one of the protagonists speaks of his own experiences. Since the book "Our Life in Heaven: The Siberian Memories" (publishing house "Logos", 1993) is familiar to and accessible to the reader, I will leave this part of her life intact in the lack of space. H. Hammer's back view of the camp light differs considerably from other similar memories. He does not hide from the reader the internal experiences of the clergy. His message lies in how, under such conditions, it is possible to hold back how he was able to maintain faith and hope and share it with others despite the worst violence. Who will share it will be given. The experience of prison years in the eyes of Haamer shows that the small issues between people lose their meaning under difficult circumstances, and the latter's dissent may pave the way for lasting friendship. Of great significance, Harri Haamer was the lifetime of those hundreds of men whom he could be far from rotten spiritual support and preaching.
New job post
In 1954, a message was received from Harris Haamer about his imminent release. When the family was broken, the youngest son Andres stayed in Tartu under the care of the organizer of the church. Now she was a 12 - year - old adolescent. When he received a message from his father's possible survival, he traveled every day to the train, but he had to always regret to return.
Harry stepped down from Tartu train station on August 8, 1955. The head of the station and some women felt him to be the teacher of the former congregation of Paul. The only one who did not recognize her was Andres. His father was not able to pay enough attention to the boy for a long time to grow. Composing a ticket to Tallinn for a return journey, Harri set up steps towards the Paulus Congregation's Office. Andres was already there with a sad note that his father had not come. Then came Harri.
Andres came to him and asked:
"Hey, are you my father?"
Unlike his predictions from prisoners, H. Haamer, with his dry eyes on the surface of Estonia, now could not hold back his tears. He soon became aware of what the family had had to live in his absence and how deep the traces left it in their nature.
The newly-arrived family found shelter in her old apartment, from which the lover handed Harry a few rooms. These were the comers: in spite of the fact that their property was not confiscated, the Special Election Security Commission had abandoned all the things that the owners of the property had abandoned and did not fit them at a fair price.
On September 12, Haamer writes to the Chancellor of Defense, Jaan Kiiviti, to resume her service to the EELC, if possible.
With the hope of working in Tartu, his wife Maimu will take his way to Tallinn. If the Archbishopric and the church government did not receive anything against it, their hands were related to KGB prescriptions. The work of clergy freed by amnesty in church management or in a larger city was ruled out. Soon, the KGB, under the supervision of H. Haamer and also on the basis of the formulas of the clergyman Elmar Kull released from prison, also under the supervision of the agency.
The Archbishop also did not make any concessions with Maimu Haamer to Tartu. Two congregations, between Audru and Tarvastu, were chosen. Since M. Haamer's grandfather had been the church dancer at Tarvastu, the last offer was selected. The final agreement on this matter between Haamer and Kiwi was probably scheduled for October 19th in Tallinn.
Since November 10, 1955, the consistory appointed Harri Haamer Tarvastu as a teacher of the congregation.
Now that God had given Harri Haamer an opportunity to spend his days in the middle of the family, after long hours of separation, he used this with grateful heart. Every summer, the family spent a minimum of two weeks traveling on bicycles across Estonia. In these hiking trails, ten bookcases have survived Harry's memories. They include a good crossroads of the 1958-1970 churchyard through the eyes of the traveler. In every possible place, certainly in every church, there was a song by Maim and Harry, Maarja and Enok.
The first such trip was made in 1958. summer in western Estonia. In the summer of next year, the Saaremaa road was taken under the wheels, which was like a pilgrimage to Harri Haamer's ancient land. The children also saw the place where their parents met for the first time.
Armand Leimann, the clergy of the holy congregation, invited the teacher to Haamer in 1959. At the end of October, Saaremaa would celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ordination in its first congregation. Haamer presented a prayer book corresponding to the Archbishop, bearing a decision written with a red pen:
"In view of the fact that a large number of events take place in the island of Mozambique in October, a teacher Haamer's journey to the Holy See, which was reported by telephone to Teacher Haamer, is not considered necessary."
This decision was clearly dependent on the circumstances beyond the church's control; attempted to prevent any larger gathering of people in the presence of Haamer. Ten years later, the reasons for banning Saaremaa were similarly searched.
Teacher of the Institute of theology (1962-1970)
Harry Haamer's activity as a church teacher was a longer pause due to imprisonment. Prior to his imprisonment, he was widely known as a good and near-minded preacher.
So many things went back to Siberia. Feeling fearful that during the years of his misery, or at all, he lost the ability to preach, he began to write down his sermons.
The beginning of the sixties began to bring a free wind to Estonia - the "Hrushtshov juice" began. The faculty of theology, which until 1940 acted at the University of Tartu, had to change its name and location in changing circumstances. At the beginning of the German occupation, more space was received from the University and the Paulus congregation. Thereafter, until 1944, the building of the consortium opposite the Cathedral of Toompea, Kiriku Plats 3, was operated.
Since 1944, the premises of the former youth center were erected with the consistory Kiriku Street 8.
The school was named the Higher Testing Committee for theology (UKK). From the 1940s, the main content of the school was Evald Saag. He proposed to Hamar released from prison that he might try to test his religion. The implementation of a former prisoner in research was far from an easy task for Saage. In Moscow, it was rather seriously anticipated that Haamer was not loyal. Saag, however, gained his will by answering:
"He is faithful, you did not keep them in jail, but in the labor camp. You raised them."
At the beginning of the sixties, Haamer began writing a master thesis about the letter of the new Testament Ephesus. In 1962, he started lecturing at the UKK, in the Old Testament and Semitic languages. Eenok, the eldest son, had also agreed to study the ministry of the church, which happily rejoiced Harry. In his master's thesis, Ephesus's letter to Paul was devoted to Enoch.
The work helped instruct and made the necessary comments by Master Ago Viljari and later by Dr. Uku Masing. Haamer was appointed to work on June 12, 1962, and was considered to be awarded the Master of Theology degree. During the depiction of the master's thesis Haamer had to withstand threats from security agencies. To understand that he may be captured by a new imprisonment. For this purpose, a precedent was established in the form of Paul Saar, a teacher of the Varbla parish, who was again imprisoned in his time.
Harri Haamer's life began literally more fertile periods. In the course of six years, in parallel with lectures at the Institute of theology (UI, former UKK), one of the most significant works was born: in 1964 Genesis's commentary "Traces of the Past", 1965. the sequel "The Way to the Unknown", in 1967 a commentary on the murder songs and 1966-1968. Comment to Collector's Book - Empty Empty.
E. Saag remembers that some did not consider Haamer as a prime minister. Here, however, one can speak of a particular personality. Having a more pietistic background, he firmly opposed any rationalism. It was a red towel like him. He could be called a right-wing theologian who reasoned his views scientifically. His theological views were closely related to Jesus' person. Both in his teaching and in the announcement, he felt the influence of the brethren church.
In 1968, the EELC Council chose Alfred Toominga as the new Archbishop of Viljandi Paulus Congregation. At the time of his appointment, the removal of H. Hamer from the lecturer at the Institute of theology was realized. Of course, the consistory was pressed for this. Haemer was notified by telephone over the prohibition of lingering. Understanding the state of hopelessness, he gave up the oral consent. Shortly thereafter, Haamer was asked to bring a lecture on his book about the Collector's Book to the Executive Committee of the Viljandi District. Although he gave the lecture an original, he reached it before multiplying it.
Haemer's writings found anti-system criticism. The church government was also forced to draw its own conclusions from the situation. On the agenda of the consortium meeting of 8 October 1970, Haamer's personal affairs were on the agenda. The meeting decision reads as follows:
"Teacher Harri Haamer has offered his work" Empty Emptiness "as a training material for the consortium for the Institute of theology at the consortium a couple of years ago, and the lecturer at the Institute of Theology at the time gave this writing a bad rating, since he had no theological value and rejected it. It has now become clear that Teacher H. Haamer has propagated and distributed his article. The plenipotentiary assembly of the EELC Consortium condemned Harri Haamer's practice. "
What the UI lecturers and members of the consortium actually thought about, remains unclear. The thing was probably to stop as soon as possible, and to save as much as possible from the mischief of Haamer. The hope of lecturers from the Institute of theology of the University that Haamer, after being dismissed by the KGB, would not be satisfied with peace, at least initially did not bear fruit. There were plenty of these factors that gave rise to the KGB's heightened interest in his person: too good relations with other denominations, participation in youth camps, contact with the outside world, etc., as far as possible. For these and many other things, he had to answer the KGB before 1977.
Work in the struggle for atheistic conditions
When cultural workers could breathe in Estonia a little less easily in the sixties, the ideological pressure on the church was growing steadily. For example, the XIV Congress of the ÜNKNÜ urged young people to disdain "past igrits", which meant fighting the church.
"The impact of bourgeois ideology and morals and the past's aggressions must be given a sharp, offensive character, not self-defense, but an uproar on the ideological front - for this we are calling for a party."
The period of activity of H. Haamer as a lecturer showed an increasingly contradictory relationship between the thinking of this era and his own beliefs. During Archbishop's arrest, during the time he was in Chavez, Haamer was charged with "unauthorized" participation in 1965. In October, the Bible Week organized by the Tapas Methodist Church.
Soon Haamer was informed of the fact that he was particularly affected. Namely, the newspaper Kommunismiehitaja published on his home island on February 26, 1966, published a defamatory article.
It highlights Hammer's old "patts", which were mainly related to the time of Paul's congregation. Haamer sends a reply to both newspaper articles and the church government. This letter could be included in the classics of combating atheistic propaganda. In an effort to respond to Haamer's letter, on September 27, she published a new song article that could compete with the most recent journalist in the world - "pastors of the holy congregation".
Haamer is called as a teacher who, at the time of Saaremaa, cut off the personal benefit of the congregation, zhongliered skillfully in his own words.
"While working in the Viljandi district as a pastor, Haamer does not leave untapped opportunities to glorify her then-day activities in bringing up youth. [...] It is clear that scout leaders were asking for a youthful ideology in a direction that was reversible to a nationalistic one. It should be noted here that under the leadership of Pastor Haamer, scouts organized educational institutions torpedoing the young "patriarchal" teachings of biblical culture. "
The appearance of the article was probably not randomly chosen. Two consecutive propaganda articles had already been shaped by the public opinion of a pastor who wished to come to Saaremaa on the day of his ordination on the 6th of October.
After dismissal at the UI lecturer, on 28 November 1970, on the question of dismissal, Archbishop Hammond wrote to Haamer on a long and rather straightforward questioning. The letter ended this way:
"I hope that the church administration will not force me to leave the church, although it has had a great deal of trouble with me and the cross." [- - -] The church government would do a lot of joy to one of the struggling laborers of the old age, if he would not help god to rule him, but reach his hole to help out. "
The letter was not widely discussed anywhere, and Tooming left it to himself.
The next summer, Tarvastu's teacher celebrated his 65th birthday. Half a year later, Tooming and Haamer, who were angry, were now hoping for mutual happiness. After four years from now, when hoping for Homer his 45th year of ordination, Archbishop Tooming looked back:
"Humanly, your past working time has been a struggle for difficulty, but God knows why he has given you such a part."
In the seventies led to the security organs of interest Haamer against his participation in Christian youth camps and their organization. One of these chapel camps was Viliveres Sillasool on May 9, 1973. Information from the camp was brought to Archbishop Toomingani as a horrifying accusation. Again, H. Haamer was taken to the forehead, who had to present an explanatory statement to the Religious Affairs Commissioner. He called it a meeting with the young man, one of the believer's birthday party and used the opportunity of the explanatory memorandum to the Commissioner by means of evangelism.
The last ten years of Harry Haamer's life were a peaceful time, but also a reappearance. The honorable cleric, 73 years old in 1979, approached the 50th anniversary of the ordination. The day-service worship took place on Saturday, October 6, with Archbishop Harg, at the Tarvastus. It should be noted that the memoirs "Our life is in heaven" appendix picture of the day is actually his 80th anniversary was reflected in what was also considered Tarvastu Church. This picture does not have Edgar Hark ...
Archbishop Hark did not rule out the preaching of Harry's Saints, but it was Sunday. This day arrived this autumn, in 1979. when he also had his first worship in the Holy Ghost. The corresponding statement was addressed to the church government by Toomas Paul at that time. Obstacles were not made this time.
In the same year, Haamer was invited to several more congregations as a guest.
Already in 1974, Harry's grandchildren had "Nathan Stories" in mind. Later, several childrens are born, others have unfortunately not seen the print light. Namely, he wrote to each grandchild, a 5th birthday book. Sweden was printed in 1980. The book "Seven Prayers", which was written on the Purpose of Reading for a Specific Person in the Hospital Block. In the same year Maimu and Harri Haamer were invited to Finland. Consistory drew up a positive testimonial for obtaining a visa, but the KGB - was not yet very frank clericals liking. Haamer's application for a visa was rejected resolutely, justifying it as follows:
"Haamer is hostile," says Vatican intelligence agent Vello Salo (Toronto). "
The beginning of the eighties began with the arrival of several elderly clergymen, Haamer's patrons. So he came in 1981. Friedrich Jalakat, a teacher of the Mustjala parish, was buried in Saaremaa in February. 1985 In June, the teacher of the Kuusalu Congregation, Eduard Salumäe, who was Haamer's closest collaborators in Tartu, and later, for a short time, Tarvastu Congregation's guardian-teacher died.
In 1984, Uku Masing was upgraded to the 75th birthday. The jubilee participants gathered on the Day of Revelation in Pilistverre, where Toomas Paul held a sermon and a presentation. H. Haamer, in his letter to Paul, missed this undertaking because, in his opinion, there was dealt with the worst part of Masing's work.
The letter may read a complaint that Masing, who could have been able to create an Estonian Christian religion, has not used his good ideas in church work. In this long letter he gave an assessment both to society and to the church. By reference to foreigners, Haamer wrote:
"I can not believe that nationalism will be preserved through the promotion of folk costumes and folk dances."
When evaluating the situation of the Church, he was very critical:
"Our church has left people alone. This is the greatest pain of Estonians that it is difficult for him to access his soul. [- - -] Our trouble is not that we have not found in Luther's church a suitable form for our people to serve Christianity, but the fact that our souls' breasts have not often been in contact with the superintendent. "
Not only T. Paul, but also other adversaries, has become a part of Hamer's goodwill criticism. Most of all, he had the opportunity to conjure and train his son Enoch; It was only late in Enok's sermons that he thought it would be n. more or less.
Harri Haamer considered the preacher to be one whose words and deeds are in harmony. "The Speaker of the Spoken Word" - this sentence would be suitable for characterizing his understanding of the church shepherd's office. In the spring of 1983, he concluded his presentation in Tartu with the following summary:
"It's time to see how God's love was to bless my companions. With one hot word, one friendly handshake, one shared bread and one silent prayer that you held with him, with more than a whole chariot sermon."
Harri Haamer wrote his 80th anniversary on July 8, 1986 at Tarvastu Church. The friends wanted to bring him to the church with a car, but the old fighter took them on a nice bicycle and drove them to the greetings. Praost Surur's husband climbed flowers on her path. The anniversary gathered 16 people and a crowd of people. Worship with greetings lasted four hours. Local people are reminded of a clergy procession that has never been seen before.
Eerik Haamer's sister-in-law, Eric Haamer, who lived in Sweden, was his own birthday party. This was his first visit to home after a forced escape. Together with his brother, he visited the Kuressaare Castle and sat together with members of the Saaremaa Art Club and museum staff for a couple of hours in a joint coffee table. Kuressaare Teacher Joel Luhamets also took part in the meeting. The work of the Saaremaa Museum, Olavi Pesti, left the impression of Harri Haamer as a person who, at the same time, began to develop a gentle kindness and understanding. He thought that if some people were saints, Harri Haamer could be one of those.
Although H. Haamer was a survivor of a few younger men, his last year of life was a struggle between weak health and strong will. His time was demanded by his great correspondence. According to her spouse, she sent about 1000 letters every year. In recent years, correspondence with the outside world has expanded. At least 50 names of church and cultural figures, known to the public, could be found in his address book. All holidays were drawn by himself. He is also the author of several paintings at the Ha'ami's home.
1987 In the last days of July, Harri Haamer's health was weakened so much that he was taken to a hospital in Heiligent Hospital. On 7 August, his situation deteriorated. The doctor went to see him and Harry had told him about his biography. The doctor let him down the oxygen mask in the resuscitation room, though he was far from thinking of being a dying man. Soon Harri Haamer did not need help anymore, he had left his heavenly Father.
Deportation took place on August 14, 1987 in the presence of Archbishop and Aztec. Trolley holders were present in fifty rounds. The people came and came, so that the church was full and could not fit more. The weather was very beautiful, warm and quiet. Archbishop Pajula spoke, the choirs sang to the faithful worker in the gospel prayer room in memory of his 58 years of churchwork. The honey bears were sons and sons. People had a kilometer-long journey. The locals only now understood - or began to understand - what kind of man was 32 years old among them.
Several thousand people across the whole of Estonia had come to God with Harry. This event became a sort of boundary between the old and the new era. The old symbolic sign was that, in order to print funeral songs, it was necessary to request a request from the Religious Affairs Commissioner. Of course, 700 pages were allowed to be missing. At the same time, big events started in Estonia. The so-called phosphorite war, the "Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact Publication Group" (MRP - AEG) was created in the middle of August.
On August 23, a political demonstration took place in Hirve Park. Alexander Lust published the opinion of the Young Voice newspaper on July 5, 1989, that our new national awakening did not begin at Hirve Park and Tartu Heritage Days, but Tarvastus Harri Haamer on the day of debauchery. Harry himself did not see these events anymore, but hey. He had been their preparers.
The officials wore the grave of his bouquet. Praost Herbert Kuurme held the tomb and the Archbishop blessed. Thousands of flowers were placed on calm. One old scout brought a wreath to the grave with a modest blue-black-and-white ribbon. For the first time since the post-war years, our national colors were publicly displayed. And they stayed. One year later, the congregation placed a gravestone on the grave with the words "Our life is in heaven."
Saaremaa Museum "Two-year book 1997 - 1998"