NA BISTER

Nördlingen

Historical background

 

Description of commemoration

The memorial obelisk is a stone post with two sides smoothed, and the two remaining sides left raw, unworked. On the right side there are inscriptions, and symbolic representations of human figures behind bars. On the left, there is the following:  (“suffering and horrors of the Holocaust against Sinti and Roma”). The obelisk is located on the left side of the main entrance to the city library. Symmetrically, on the other side there is a memorial dedicated to Jews.

Inscriptions

In German:

„Zur / erinnerung / und mahnung / an die / wahrend der / national-/ sozialistischen / gewaltherrschaft / als sogenannte / Zigeuner / verfolgten und / in den / konzentrations-/ lagern / ermordeten / Nördlingen / Sinti-familien // Die / überlebenden / des völkermordes / darunter / angehörige / der familien / Reinhardt / und Lehmann / haben nach / 1945 in / dieser stadt / eine neue / heimat / gefunden”

Translation:

(In memory of and to the reminder of the brutal reign of the National Socialists and the persecution and murders in the concentration camps on the so-called Gypsies – the Sinti families of Nördlingen. Those who were rescued from the Holocaust, including the Reinhardt and Lehmann families, who found their new home in this city after 1945)

Date of the unveiling

June 3, 2016

Author

Oliver Hornung

Initiator

Address

Karl-Schlierf-Platz 1, 86720 Nördlingen, Germany
stadt.noerdlingen.de
+49 9081 84300

Location

48°51’06.1″N 10°29’21.8″E

Materials

http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/noerdlingen/Zur-Erinnerung-an-ihr-Leid-id37997432.html

Gallery

 

 

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