Is This the Tannenberg Memorial?

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Is This the Tannenberg Memorial?

Post by sylvieK4 » 03 Jun 2004 01:32

Are these from the Tannenberg memorial - Hindenburg's burial site - ?
The ebay caption indicates it is in Warsaw, Poland, but that just doesn't seem right.

From ebay.de:
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Yes, it's Tannenberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 03 Jun 2004 13:52

You're right - that's Tannenberg, not Warsaw.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 03 Jun 2004 15:06

Thanks, Geoff. :)

Here are a few more images, apparently from the same series of private photos. From ebay.de:
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Post by sylvieK4 » 03 Jun 2004 15:27

By the way, what happened to the Tannenberg Memorial after the war? I understand that Hindenburg's body was removed. Was the memorial dismantled?

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Post by Geoff Walden » 03 Jun 2004 16:52

sylvieK4 wrote:By the way, what happened to the Tannenberg Memorial after the war? I understand that Hindenburg's body was removed. Was the memorial dismantled?


On Hitler's orders, the memorial was blown up by retreating German soldiers, before the Russians got there.

I don't recall that I've ever seen any photos of any ruins - are there any left? Anyone out there know?

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Hindenburg

Post by JLEES » 06 Jun 2004 00:58

Where is Hindenburg's body now?
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hindenburg

Post by sauce » 06 Jun 2004 01:57

After the war his remains were removed to the Elisabethkirche church in Marburg, Germany.

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Post by Durand » 06 Jun 2004 02:05

Hallo,

I recently read an account (the from "where" escapes me at the moment) which reflected that Hitler ordered the remains of Hindenburg and his wife to be taken to Königsberg. In late January 1945, the coffins were placed aboard the cruiser Emden with full honors and draped in the flags of various regiments that fought at Tannenberg. The coffins were then transferred to another vessel at sea and they returned to land at Stettin.

Can anyone fill in the rest of the story between Stettin and Marburg?

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Durand

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Post by sylvieK4 » 06 Jun 2004 12:58

In an earlier thread about Hindenburg, forum member Moulded posted a few photos of the Field Marshal's second burial site at Elisabeth Kirche.

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http://www.elisabethkirche-mr.de/

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Here are a few images from Hindenburg's 1934 funeral cortege, and 1935 ceremony at the Memorial. From: http://pro.corbis.com
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Tannenberg denkmal ruins

Post by historytrack » 29 Aug 2004 00:29

The Tannenberg dankmal or monument was located in the little town of Hohenstein in East Prussia. Today, the town has been renamed
olsztynek and it's here the ruins of the once enormous Hindenburg
memorial can be found. The scanty ruins appear as an desolate island in the middle of a plowed farm field an is not at all obvious to the novice
sleuth... Just be patiend and you'll find it. The video series "Ruins of the Reich" has a very nice piece on Tannenberg both before and after it's
demise.

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Tannenberg denkmal ruins

Post by historytrack » 29 Aug 2004 00:32

The Tannenberg dankmal or monument was located in the little town of Hohenstein in East Prussia. Today, the town has been renamed
olsztynek and it's here the ruins of the once enormous Hindenburg
memorial can be found. The scanty ruins appear as an desolate island in the middle of a plowed farm field an is not at all obvious to the novice
sleuth... Just be patiend and you'll find it. The video series "Ruins of the Reich" has a very nice piece on Tannenberg both before and after it's
demise.

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Post by seahawk11 » 30 Aug 2004 23:48

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is also the same place where the Teutonic Knights met their demise. The Poles call it Grunwald, the Germans Tannenberg.

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Post by ritterkreuz1945 » 31 Aug 2004 00:13

great photos
I also saw them on ebay. thanks for sharing

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Post by henryk » 15 Mar 2005 19:42

Here is some more information on what happened to the Tannenberg Monument, some pictures and a map of the location:
The Vanished Kingdom, Travels through the History of Prussia, James Charles Roy
On Hindenburg's Monument:
-stood on little hill just beyond the Mazurski Restaurant in Olsztynek (Hohenstein)
-what the Germans started to destroy
-site levelled by Russians
-masonry used by the Russians to build a Russian memorial
-Russian memorial subsequently bulldozed by Poles

For location of Mazurski Restaurant:
Zajazd Mazurski ul. Park 1, tel: (0~89) 519 28 85
Zajazd "Mazurski" ul. Gdanska 15, tel. (0-89) 519-28-85
From http://olsztynek.com.pl/tannenberg/tannen.htm
ale ostatecznie wybrano teren pomiedzy Królikowem, Sudwa; i Olsztynkiem przeznaczajac na ten cel 40 mórg ziemi.
(but finally land between Krolikowo, Sudwa and Olsztynek
was picked for this purpose, an area of 40 morgs).
Source of map: http://www.muzeumbudludolsztynek.republika.pl/mapa.htm
Source of present day pictures: http://www.geocities.com/bue02/tannenberg-pics.html[/quote]
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Post by atomicmisfit » 16 Mar 2005 12:00

I just saw this tread this morning for the first time and a lot of questions for me were answered.
I have in my possesion a collection of 15-20 color period slides 1941, 1942 of this meorial and am delighted to know more about it, thanks to you gentlemen.

Thanks

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