Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Memorial Camp Schwerte

Memorial Camp Schwerte (Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen - Schwerte)
From 7 April 1944 to 25 January 1945, camp Schwerte was located here.
It was a satellite camp of Buchenwald concentration camp.
Photo source

Schwerte erected the memorial in 1990, during a time when remembering the Nazi past was not as wide-spread in Germany as it is today.
[...] To reach a nearby memorial site commemorating the forced laborers who died at the Buchenwald satellite camp, one has to walk along the main street for 100 meters or so and then turn onto a small path. The memorial is a short piece of original train track, whose railroad ties are five stone men, one of them with his mouth opened in a silent scream and one whose head is no more than a skull. (source)

Мемориал жертвам нацизма на месте бывшего трудового концентрационного лагеря Шверте.
Фото: Bernd Thissen / AFP / EastNews - via esquire.ru

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