In his younger days Adi found himself falling in love with a 16 year old girl by the name of Stefanie Isak. However, in his youth Adi was not bold. Being as apprehensive as he was Adi never directly approached the woman. In the beginning of his obsession with this woman he would write her love notes which she did not respond to. He would often talk to his friends about how beautiful he found the young woman and how in love with her he was, but still never approaching her.
Adi continued to become more and more obsessed with this young woman. When she wouldn’t respond to his letters of love he began to obsess more and write poems about her. Still never summoning up enough courage to talk to her Adi began to suffer from depression from rejection by the young girl. He often thought about “throwing himself off a bridge in despair and killing her too.”
Adi’s obsession with this woman continued for four long years, yet she still never paid him much attention. It is said that Adi was a very dashing young man and most young women found him weirdly attractive. So if Adi could have any woman of his choosing, why did he fall for a Stefanie girl?
Something hurt one person more than another. Some people take rejection on the chin. They use it as medicine. Take it, wait, dust yourself down and start all over again. Others can’t swallow it. It grows inside them like a cancer until it is all they can think about. Every minute, every thought.
No-one knows what happened to Stefanie, the young girl from Linz with the Jewish name, but Adi held his grudge for a long time. Adi died 40 years later in a bunker in Berlin.