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Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Schweinfurt Romany Memorial

 
 
Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - First Side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
1. Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - First Side
Inscription. [The writing on the memorial is presented ribbon-style, with each of the memorial's four sides providing part of the text.]

Zum Gedenken an die Schweinfurter Sinti
und Roma die dem Nationalsozialistischen
Völkermord in Auschwitz und anderen
Vernichtungslagern zum Opfer fielen.

[English translation:]
In memory of the Schweinfurt Sinti and Roma who fell victim to Nazi genocide at Auschwitz and other extermination camps.
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 50° 2.508′ N, 10° 13.842′ E. Marker is in Schweinfurt, Bavaria. Marker can be reached from Schultessstrasse just east of Schillerplatz. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schweinfurt, Bavaria 97421, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schweinfurt German Expellees' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Panzer-Regiment 4 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Schweinfurt Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Raven Hotel / Hotel zum Raben (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Olympia Fulvia Morata
Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Second Side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
2. Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Second Side
(approx. half a kilometer away); Dr. Martin Luther (approx. half a kilometer away); Schopperschen Haus / Schopper's House (approx. half a kilometer away); The Watchmen's Tower (approx. 17.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schweinfurt.
 
More about this marker. The marker is found in the Alte Friedhof Park, directly behind the Music School (the building on the right as one enters the park.)
 
Also see . . .
1. Sinti und Roma Denkmal in Schweinfurt 2013 12 16 (Youtube, Schweinfurter Nachrichten, 12 min.). Video of the memorial dedication (in German). (Submitted on November 30, 2016.) 

2. The Fate of European Roma and Sinti During the Holocaust (erinnern.at). An estimated 500,000 European Roma and Sinti were murdered during the Holocaust - victims of racist persecution by the German Nazis and their fascist allies. But this genocide is still largely unknown. Roma and Sinti were murdered in extermination camps and died of hunger and disease in forced labour and concentration camps. Many more were deported and exploited as forced labour on farms, construction sites and in industry. For
Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Third Side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
3. Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Third Side
decades after the war the survivors were not recognised as victims of the Nazi persecution and received little or no compensation or restitution for their lost property....
(Submitted on November 30, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Fourth Side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
4. Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Fourth Side
Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
5. Schweinfurt Romany Memorial Marker - Wide View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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