Hindenburg's coffin remuval

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Hindenburg's coffin remuval

Post by g.l.s.h » 24 Aug 2003 18:56

I read once that at the beginnig of 1945, when the Russians were approaching East Prussia, Hindenburg's coffin was moved from his final resting place at Tanenberg, into the inner Reich,and that all affair was taking place almost at the last minute. were there any planes of removing such "monuments" from the advancing Russians, or was it just an act decided this case?

Where is Hindenburg burried now and what cameout of its original resting place?

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Post by nondescript handle » 24 Aug 2003 19:37

g.l.s.h wrote:Where is Hindenburg burried now[...]

In the Elisabeth Church in Marburg an der Lahn.
g.l.s.h wrote:[...]and what cameout of its original resting place?

The retreating german troops demolished the "Reichsehrenmahl Tannenberg" in Olsztynek (former Hohenstein).
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Post by fdewaele » 25 Aug 2003 19:51

Looking at that ugly pic of it, I think they might have done us a service destroying that architectural monstruosity :lol:

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Post by Marcus » 25 Aug 2003 19:52

fdewaele wrote:Looking at that ugly pic of it, I think they might have done us a service destroying that architectural monstruosity :lol:


Who cares about history anyway...

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Post by fdewaele » 25 Aug 2003 19:54

History can well live on without hideous architectural creations. It are the deeds which are remembered not the monuments honoring these deeds.

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Post by Marcus » 25 Aug 2003 19:58

Those "hideous architectural creations" are a part of our history, like it or not.
Destroying history based on "taste" is a very dangerous path.

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Post by Johnny » 25 Aug 2003 21:35

I don't think it's ugly at all I think it looks impressive, and you can tell alot about the time it was buildt and how people thought by looking at it's architectual style.

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Post by g.l.s.h » 26 Aug 2003 06:00

Johnny wrote:I don't think it's ugly at all I think it looks impressive, and you can tell alot about the time it was buildt and how people thought by looking at it's architectual style.


What exactly cameout of that site? was it toaly destroyd or are there any remains worth visiting ther?

How far is that site from Rastenberg?

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Post by nondescript handle » 26 Aug 2003 06:29

g.l.s.h wrote:What exactly cameout of that site? was it toaly destroyd or are there any remains worth visiting ther?

If these pictures are to be trusted, there isn't much left:
http://www.geocities.com/bue02/tannenberg-pics.html
Google is your friend :idea:

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Post by GustavHartmann » 26 Aug 2003 12:30

"I don't think it's ugly at all I think it looks impressive, and you can tell alot about the time it was buildt and how people thought by looking at it's architectual style." - Johnny

I must agree with Johnny on this one.

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Post by Ljunggren » 26 Aug 2003 12:34

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

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Post by -Exo- » 27 Aug 2003 00:36

Johnny wrote:I don't think it's ugly at all I think it looks impressive, and you can tell alot about the time it was buildt and how people thought by looking at it's architectual style.


Can you tell me what people thought those days by just looking at the buildings of that time?
Most impressive.

In my opinion you just said that because you know the historical background of those buildings.


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Post by fjrosetti » 01 Oct 2006 17:49

Marcus Wendel wrote:Those "hideous architectural creations" are a part of our history, like it or not.
Destroying history based on "taste" is a very dangerous path.

/Marcus


Correct that destroying history, pleasant or unpleasant, based on 'taste' is a very dangerous path. A good example is the senseless destruction of churches by dictator Ceausescu of Romania. Just terrible all the history and culture that was lost!!

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