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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 07 Feb 2009 11:06

The Albertinaplatz in Vienna/Austria shows the Mahnmahl gegen Krieg und Faschimus. It consists out of some elements:
-Tor der Gewalt
-Orpheus betritt den Hades
-Stein der Republik and
-a jew on his knees cleaning the streets
Some information boards explain the history of the Albertinaplatz (the bombed out Philipphof etc.).

This monument was built by Alfred Hrdlicka in 1988.
http://oktogon.at/Buchtext/264.pdf
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahnmal_ge ... Faschismus

In addition to this there is a small cross and a plaque which are especially for “bombenopfer”.


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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by kamehouse » 07 Feb 2009 13:56

Monument in Bastogne.
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Different sides of the same monument with all the American divisions involved:
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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 08 Feb 2009 12:24

This is the war monument of Rocca Sinibalda near Rome/Italy (Feb. 8th 2008).
It is dedicated to the victims of the war of 1915-1918, the war in Spain, the victims of the war of 1940-1945 and the victims of the Nazis and civil victims.
It would be interesting to know more about the Nazi victims.
Do they include different partizan groups?
Are there members of fascist units, how is remembarence day practised in Italy etc.?
The fotos are a present from T.T.

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Post by grassi » 13 Feb 2009 15:01

This is the war monument of Belmonte near Rome/Italy (February 7th 2008).
It is dedicated to the victims of the war of 1915-1918 and the victims of the war of 1940-1944 (sic!).
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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 15 Feb 2009 13:40

Part I
This is the WW II memorial for the Soviet forces in Vinor/near Prague.
The monument is located in front of the local cementary.
The photos were taken on September 10th 2008.
The quality is - due to a low battery/no flashlight/not enough daylight/not enough time situation - quite bad.

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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 15 Feb 2009 17:38

Part IIVinor/near Prague:

This is the WW II memorial apparently for some Czech victims.
The monument is located in front of the local cementary some meters away from the Soviet memorial.
Between both there is the memorial for 1914/1918.
The photos were taken on September 10th 2008.


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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 22 Feb 2009 19:43

There is a monumental memorial for the Massacre in Borove / Borova (Albania) committed by troops of the 1. Gebirgsdivision 1943.
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1#p1157271


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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by skylinedrive » 27 May 2009 06:05

Memorial stone set up in Stolzembourg, Luxembourg. Situated on the border with Germany it is where the first allied Soldier crossed into Germany in WW2. On September 11th 1944, six GI's from B troop, 85 Cavalry Squadron, Combat Command B of the 5th Armoured Division, as well as a luxembourgish volunteer, under the command of SGT Holzinger, crossed the river Our into Germany. It was just a short patrol to find out if the Westwall Bunkers in that sector where manned. They recced the german village of Keppeshausen as well as some empty Westwall Bunkers in Waldhof-Falkenstein up on the plateau, a three klicks into germany.

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Post by South » 29 May 2009 08:06

http://www.washingtondcpartyshuttle.com ... morial.php

Good morning all,

The above links to a small picture of the Japanese American Memorial". It's in Washington, D.C. at the intersections of Louisiana and New Jersey Avenues and D Street, Northwest. This is near the US Senate office buildings.

It honors the ethnic Japanese US soldiers of WWII and also the 120,000 family members who were forced into intern camps during the conflict. (The 10 internment camps are listed on a pink granite wall.)

Warm regards,

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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 04 Oct 2009 18:42

This is Kempten/Allgäu: The plaque is fixed on the outside of the former Schlosskaserne. It shows all units, which were deployed there, e.g. Freikorps Schwaben in 1919. The photo was taken on September 12th 2009.

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Post by cstunts » 09 Oct 2009 22:50

Here's a beautiful one in Houston, Texas for the old Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast, USS HOUSTON (CA-30), sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait, 1 March, 1942. The 700-lb bronze bell atop the 16' pink Texas granite obelisk was recovered in 1973 by Indonesian divers and returned to the United States. {For many years it was stored and displayed on USS TEXAS (BB-35) at San Jacinto, Texas.} The bronze plaques record the names of the crew serving aboard the ship in her final action. It was conceived, designed, funded & built through the Naval Order of the United States, Texas Commandery, and dedicated on Veterans Day, 1995.
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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 24 Jan 2010 22:08

These photos show the war memorial (WW I and II) in Lathen (Germany, Emsland).
The interesting thing is that two Jews, KIA in WW I, must be mentioned on the memorial - at least according to this site:
http://www.lathen-life.de/geschichte/51 ... index.html
Von den Parolen des Kaisers begeistert zogen viele junge Juden die Uniformen an, um das bedrohte Vaterland verteidigen zu können. Samuel Jacobs aus Werke hat die Stimmung und die Begeisterung für diesen Krieg in seinem Buch „Gedanken und Erinnerungen" festgehalten. Er sah in der Opferbereitschaft einen wichtigen Schritt zur Emanzipation der Juden. Daß sie nicht in der Etappe, sondern im Schützengraben gekämpft haben, zeigt die hohe Quote der Gefallenen. Auch zwei junge Lathener haben ihre Bereitschaft mit dem Tod bezahlt. Ihre Namen sind alphabetisch eingeordnet im Kriegerdenkmal festgehalten. Es mag heute normal klingen, doch damals war es ein wichtiger Schritt zur gesellschaftlichen Gleichberechtigung.
The photos were taken on October 2nd 2009 by TT.

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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 30 Jan 2010 23:23

This is a cut out from the Völkische Beobachter, March 25th 1943.
It shows the Stalingrad-monument made by Ernst Paul Hinckeldey in the exhibition of the Zeughaus in Berlin.

This leads me to two questions:
1) Does the monument still exist?
2) When were the earliest German war memorials for WWII erected?
1943 seems to be quite early, the great majority must have been erected some years after 1945.

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Re: WW2 monuments

Post by grassi » 06 Feb 2010 20:34

This is a monument in Krakov/Poland.
It is dedicated to British Flyers (RAF and RAAF), who were killed there on August 17th 1944.
The monument is situated at the Schindler factory.
Look at the wodden "applications" on the left.
On August 17, 1944 Emalia awoke to a mighty explosion. Barracks were on fire and secondary explosions were erupting all over the area. An allied Liberator bomber had crashed on the Emalia sub-camp. The aircraft was part of 205 Group, Royal Air Force (one of 178 Squadron Liberators) supplying the Jewish insurgents in Warsaw from their bases in Italy. The Australian navigator of this aircraft, Squadron Leader Liversidge, was killed. Another Australian, Flight Lieutenant A.H. Hammet, although wounded, parachuted to safety and was hidden by a partisan group until January 1945, when Russian troops occupied the area. The remainder of the crew died in the crash: F/Lt Pilot William D. Wright, RAF, and F/Sgt A/G John D. Clarke. A commemoration plaque to the memory of these officers is affixed to the wall at the Emalia factory at 4, Lipowa Street, Krakow.[3] The graves register states that Liversidge died in action over Poland on August 17, 1944, and was buried in the Krakow Military Cemetery, Plot 1, Row C, collective Grave 6-8.[4]
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