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Kitzingen in Landkreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

The Bombing of Kitzingen

 
 
The Bombing of Kitzingen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 2016
1. The Bombing of Kitzingen Marker
Inscription.  
Am 23. Februar 1945 starben über 700 Menschen in den Trümmern der von Sprengbomben schwer getroffenen Stadt Kitzingen. Kaum ein Gebäude blieb unbeschadigt an die 800 Wohnhauser mit 2000 Wohnungen wurden zerstört. Es waren die schicksalhaftesten Minuten in det Geschichte der Stadt Kitzingen.

Zum Gedenken an die Opfer und zur Mahnung für künftige Generationen.

Stadt Kitzingen
23 Februar 2009

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(English translation:)

On February 23, 1945, more than 700 people died amongst the rubble of the city of Kitzingen, which was severely hit by explosive bombs. Hardly any building remained intact, with 800 residential buildings (2,000 housing units) destroyed. These were the most fateful minutes in the history of Kitzingen.

In memory of the victims, and as a reminder for future generations.

The City of Kitzingen
February 23, 2009

 
Erected 2009 by Stadt Kitzingen.
 
Location. 49° 44.338′ N, 10° 9.704′ E. Marker is in Kitzingen, Bavaria

The Bombing of Kitzingen Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 2016
2. The Bombing of Kitzingen Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, just to the left of the entrance to City Hall.
, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Marktstrasse and Grabkirchgasse, on the right when traveling west on Marktstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kitzingen, Bavaria 97318, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Die "Kitzinger Elle" / The "Kitzingen Foot" (a few steps from this marker); Evang.-luth. Stadtkirche / Protestant Lutheran City Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Friedrich von Deuster (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Alte Synagoge / Former Synagogue (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mainstockheim Synagogue (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 6.9 kilometers away); Dettelbach Synagogue (approx. 7 kilometers away); Dettelbach City Hall (approx. 7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kitzingen.
 
Also see . . .  303rd Bomb Group Mission No. 321 (303rdbg.com). Mission report of the raid, indicating that Kitzingen had been a "target of opportunity", and that the city and marshalling yard were bombed with 458 500-lb. bombs from an altitude of roughly 12,000 feet. (Submitted on June 18, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
Categories. War, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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