We don’t know it for sure if he was really the last soldier to die in the second world war even on the Allied side. It can easily be possible this is not the truth. Robert Capa however photographed his death as last and thus he is remembered to be the last allied soldier to die in the war. What makes this all most important is how Capa thinks about him in his only partially fictional autobiography.
This weekend I photographed the pillowfight under the Millenium monument at Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary. Just like during the years before there were a lot of joyful participants enjoying the fun of the event, hitting each other until their stamina lasted. Then they cleaned up the mess caused by the feather and other stuffing released by the pillows.