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Buchenwald Memorial in Weimarer Land Kreis (District), Thuringia, Germany
 

Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten

 
 
Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
1. Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten Memorial
Inscription.

In October 1939, 2098 Polish patriots came to this special camp. 1650 died in 5 months. 123 were locked in a barbed wire cage where after 12 days they froze and starved to death. They suffered and died for the freedom of Poland.
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Im Oktober 1939 kamen 2098 Polnische patrioten in dieses sonderlager. 1650 starben in 5 monaten. 123 wurden in einen stacheldrahtkäfig gesperrt, in dem sie nach 12 tagen erfroren und verhungerten. Sie litten und starben für die freiheit Polens.

[Polish and Russian text not transcribed]
 
Erected by Buchenwald Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 51° 1.309′ N, 11° 15.019′ E. Marker is in Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia, in Weimarer Land Kreis (District). Touch for map. Follow the signs. Site is approximately 10 km NW of Weimar, off Blutstraße, west of Ettersburger Straße (L1054). Marker is in this post office area: Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia 99427, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crematorium / Krematorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Inmates’ living quarters / Häftlingsunterkünfte (within shouting distance of this marker); Stake and Cart / Pfahl und Karren
Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
2. Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ernst Thälmann (within shouting distance of this marker); Female Victims of Buchenwald (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Gate building / Torgebäude (about 120 meters away); British and Canadian Military Victims of Buchenwald (about 120 meters away); Barrack / Baracke (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchenwald Memorial.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buchenwald Memorial Official Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buchenwald in USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Buchenwald: History & Overview. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Buchenwald Concentration Camp. (Submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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