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photoblog image Cemetery Bockhorst/ Esterwegen

Cemetery Bockhorst/ Esterwegen

 

A few kilometers northwest of the Esterwegen Concentration Camp lies the camp cemetery where 1332 unknown prisoners are buried. The memorial (s. photo at the top left) reminds of Liberté chérie,  one of the very few Masonic lodges founded within a  Nazi camp during the WWII. The main memorial (s. photo in the centre) wants to symbolise the character of the prisoners who remained erected, although bowed with sorrows, pains and tortures.

Cemetery Bockhorst/ Esterwegen

 

A few kilometers northwest of the Esterwegen Concentration Camp lies the camp cemetery where 1332 unknown prisoners are buried. The memorial (s. photo at the top left) reminds of Liberté chérie,  one of the very few Masonic lodges founded within a  Nazi camp during the WWII. The main memorial (s. photo in the centre) wants to symbolise the character of the prisoners who remained erected, although bowed with sorrows, pains and tortures.

comments (12)

A sombre place Philine.
A nice montage!
Lest we forget! I can just imagine how it felt to be there, Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2019, 06:51
The monument speaks of suffering without release Philine. I am so glad to have been born after these horrors
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2019, 06:57
The cruelty that human beings to do each other is without words. The monument says it all and the graves as well.
Des monuments pour le souvenir ..très important !
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2019, 07:36
I suspect the feel of this place must echo the horrors they endured
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Nov 2019, 07:36
I too like that centre photograph. I was surprised to learn that secret societies were permitted.
The story of the Masonic lodge is one showing the determination to hold onto something normal. This is a poignant reminder of why a closer Europe is so important
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2019, 09:49
Some deep symbolism here especially the centenaries images. even the roses have their heads bowed (in remembrance?)
I'm so glad this is there as a reminder of the brutality of man to man, sadly it still goes on in other parts of the world.
I have read the links. Your memorial is lovely but the memorial with steel and rock distresses me.

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