Bamberg in Stadtkreis 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.
Location. 49° 53.506′ N, 10° 53.2′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria, in Stadtkreis Bamberg. Marker 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Tollhouse (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Friedrich von Brenner (approx. half a kilometer away); The Old Main Watch Königlich Bayerisches 1. Ulanen-Regiment Denkmal / Royal Bavarian First Lancers Regiment Monument (approx. 1.3 kilometers away).
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.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 23 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.