Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
Bamberg's World War II Fallen and Missing
Bamberg Gedenktafel Tote des 2. Weltkriegs
Im Weltkrieg 1939-1945 fielen aus der Stadt Bamberg 1992 getreue deutsche Soldaten an den Fronten Europas u. Afrikas. Durch Bombenangriff gaben ihr Leben für die Heimat 242 Männer, Frauen, und Kinder. Vermisst blieben 1642 Brüder und Schwestern. Wir gedenken ihrer in unauslösbarer Dankbarkeit.
[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
In World War II, 1939-1945, from the city of Bamberg fell 1,942 faithful German soldiers at the fronts of Europe and Africa. For the sake of their country the lives of 242 men, women, and children were lost to bombing. 1,642 of our brothers and sisters remain missing. We remember them with undying gratitude.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 49° 53.506′ N, 10° 53.2′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria. Memorial is on Untere Brücke 0.1 kilometers east of Dominkanerstrasse, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg, Bavaria 96047, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund (here, next to this marker); Joseph Heller (a few steps from this marker); Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Claus Graf Stauffenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Am Kranen / At the Cranes (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Upper Bridge and City Hall on the Bridge (about 90 meters away); Franziskanerkirch / Franciscan Church (about 120 meters away); Am Kranen 12a (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the north side of the Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall), which is reachable only by foot by walking onto the Lower Bridge (Untere Bruecke).
Also see . . . We remember the fallen German soldiers with undying gratitude - NOT. The marker is not without controversy. It has been repeatedly vandalized. In this opinion piece, a member of the Pirate Party explains his approval of the vandalism and why the marker would be better off in a museum rather than its current location. (In German.) (Submitted on July 25, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.