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Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner

1940 - 1945

 
 
Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
1. Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner Marker
Inscription.  Panel text:

Danish:
Den Ukendte
Koncentrationslejrfanges Grav

English:
Tomb of the Unknown
Concentration Camp Prisoner

German:
Grab des unbekannten Gefangenen
der Konzentrationslager

French:
La Tombe du Déporté Inconnu


 
Erected 1950.
 
Location. 55° 40.732′ N, 12° 34.63′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, in Københavns Kommune. Marker is at the intersection of Amagertorv and Niels Hemmingsens Gade, on the right when traveling west on Amagertorv. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Niels Hemmingsens Gade 5, Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden 1153, Denmark.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Han Christian Lumbye (within shouting distance of this marker); Johan Herman Wessel (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); En historie for en omvej / A Story of a Detour (about 180 meters away); Carl and J.C. Jacobsen

Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner Marker and Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
2. Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner Marker and Memorial - wide view
The marker panel is visible here embedded in the sidewalk.
(about 180 meters away); J.C. Jacobsen (about 210 meters away); Samvirkende Fagforbund / Cooperative Trade Union (about 240 meters away); Louis Pio (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Inge Lehmann (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
 
More about this marker. The marker/memorial are found outside on the south side of the Helligaandskirken, with the marker embedded in the sidewalk. Although the marker panel is not really visible from any distance, the memorial is easy to spot.
 
Also see . . .  Monument for den ukendte koncentrationslejrfanges grav, afsløret 1950 (Kulturarv, in Danish). "The memorial was unveiled on May 4, 1950....On the 8th anniversary of the ceasefire in Europe, May 8, 1953, an urn was set up at the memorial with the ashes of two concentration camp prisoners, from Neuengamme and Auschwitz, respectively." (Submitted on February 19, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
3. Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner Memorial
Around the top of the memorial is a short poem written by the Danish poet, Halfdan Rasmussen (from 'Aftenlandet', 1950): 'Muselmand. Ukendte Job./Aske i en askehob./Legioners sorg og ve/sover i din askes sne./Menneske. Navnløse ven./Giv os mennesket igen'.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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