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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 05 Feb 2010 22:47

Plac Zgody in Krakow served as the side of mass murders of Krakow Jews in 1943-1943.
The photos are from June 6th 2009.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 06 Feb 2010 14:59

This is a link to the monument(s) on Albertinaplatz in Vienna /Austria:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 2#p1296692

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by henryk » 06 Feb 2010 19:43

Grassi, a unique memorial. I was curious as to the choice of chairs, and found this explanation.
http://www.cracow-life.com/culture/cult ... erow_Getta
Krakow's Podgorze district was the site of the former Jewish Ghetto, and while part of the ghetto wall still remains, until December 2005 there was no monument commemorating the heroes and victims of the ghetto. This memorial was designed by Krakow architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Latak, and features 33 large illuminated chairs in the square and 37 smaller chairs standing on the edge of the square and at the tram stops. The chairs represent the furniture and other remnants that were discarded on that very spot by the ghetto's Jews as they were herded into the trains that would often take them to their deaths in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 06 Feb 2010 20:16

Yes, indeed - it is very impressing.
But this description also fits to the city of Krakov: The German term "Denkmallandschaft" fits very well to the whole city of Krakov.
By the way: The pharmacy in the second picture played an important role for the live of the Jews in the Ghetto.
If memory serves me well, Schindlers factory is only ~ 15 min by foot away.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 06 Feb 2010 20:21

This is a part of the former wall of the Ghetto in Krakov.
Seems to be reconstructed/restored, at least according to the text in the plaque.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 14 Feb 2010 13:30

This is from the Cmentarz Rakowicki, the Rakowicki Cementery in Krakov/Poland.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 14 Feb 2010 13:48

Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The spanish-greek inscription refers to the sephardic jews from Saloniki.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 14 Feb 2010 13:51

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Members of the Israeli Army at the "Rampe".

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 14 Feb 2010 21:26

This photo was taken in the chapell beneath the Lord's ArK (Arka Pana) in Nowa Huta/Krakov/Poland.
It shows one of the Pietas on display there. It's the Auschwitz Pieta.

Further information can be found in:
Kordaszewski, Marian, "Arche des Herrn". Geschichte und Symbolik, Krakau 3. Auflage 2007.


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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 14 Feb 2010 23:30

Plaque at the Remuh Synagouge (?) in Krakov/Poland.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 15 Feb 2010 10:33

Auschwitz I: Block 11(?) and gate.



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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by history1 » 15 Feb 2010 13:01

grassi wrote:Auschwitz I: Block 11(?)
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Correct, Block 11 is in the right and Block 10 on the left side of the Death Wall when you are standing before it

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 15 Feb 2010 14:55

Ok, thank you very much. If this is Block 11, is this the place, where "Vergasung" with Zyklon B started? These photos were taken at Block 11.

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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by grassi » 15 Feb 2010 15:52

Schindler's factory in Krakov/Poland.


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Re: Holocaust memorials

Post by history1 » 16 Feb 2010 13:02

grassi wrote:Ok, thank you very much. If this is Block 11, is this the place, where "Vergasung" with Zyklon B started? [...]
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