Lohr am Main in Main-Spessart, Bavaria, Germany — Central Europe
Dr. Karl Brand
Dr. Karl Brand
Geb. am 21.8.1893
Wurde am 2. April 1945 erschossen, weil er den Amerikanern die Stadt übergeben wollte um deren Zerstörung zu vermieden.
Dr. Carl Brand
Born August 21, 1893
Was shot on April 2, 1945, because he was going to surrender the town to the Americans in order to avoid its destruction.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 49° 59.764′ N, 9° 34.412′ E. Marker is in Lohr am Main, Bayern (Bavaria), in Main-Spessart. Memorial can be reached from Schloßplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schloßplatz 2, Lohr am Main BY 97816, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schneewittchen....eine Lohrerin / Snow White...a woman of Lohr (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Imkeller Haus am Maulaffeneck (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Herzlich Welkommen in Duttenbrunn / Welcome to Duttenbrunn (approx. Alte Schmiede / Former Metal Works (approx. 17 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The memorial is on the grounds of the Spessart Museum, easily visible to the right of the elevated pathway that leads from the parking lot to the museum.
Also see . . . Carl Brand (Wikipedia, in German). The text notes that he intended to save the town from destruction by surrendering it to the American Army, but when his intentions became known, he was arrested by the Gestapo, tried in an emergency military tribunal, and executed, all in the same day. His conviction was voided by a blanket federal law to cancel unjust Nazi military convictions in 1998. (Submitted on August 26, 2022.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.