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

Crematorium / Krematorium

built 1940-1942 / erbaut 1940-1942

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
1. Crematorium / Krematorium Marker
Inscription.

In view of the growing numbers of dead, the SS had a crematorium built in 1940 and extended in 1942. The company Topf & Söhne from Erfurt, developed and delivered the crematorium ovens. About 1,110 people were strangled in the Corpse Cellar.
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Angesichts wachsender Totenzahlen ließ die SS 1940 ein Krematorium errichten und 1942 ausbauen. Die Erfurter Firma Topf & Söhne entwickelte und lieferte die Verbrennungsöfen. Im Leichenkeller des Gebäudes wurden etwa 1.100 Menschen stranguliert.
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Dear visitors
The crematorium is a central testimony to the crimes of the National Socialists. For former inmates and their relatives it also symbolises [sic] the grave which was denied the victims in an attempt to blot out all memory of them.

We therefore ask that you respect the crematorium as a place of silence.
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Liebe Besucherinnen und Besucher,
das Krematorium ist ein zentrales Zeugnis der nationalsozialistischen Verbrechen. Für ehemalige Häftlinge und ihre Angehörigen symbolisiert es zugleich das Grab, das man den Häftlingen vorenthalten hat, damit nichts an sie erinnert.

Wir bitten Sie, das Krematorium
Crematorium / Krematorium Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
2. Crematorium / Krematorium Marker
als Ort der Stille zu respektieren.
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[French and Russian text not transcribed]
 
Erected by Buchenwald Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 51° 1.303′ N, 11° 15.051′ 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. Ernst Thälmann (within shouting distance of this marker); Polish Patriots / Polischen Patrioten (within shouting distance of this marker); Stake and Cart / Pfahl und Karren (within shouting distance of this marker); Female Victims of Buchenwald (within shouting distance of this marker); Inmates’ living quarters / Häftlingsunterkünfte (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); British and Canadian Military Victims of Buchenwald (about 120 meters away); Barrack / Baracke (about 120 meters away); Gate building / Torgebäude (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchenwald Memorial.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buchenwald Memorial Official Site
Crematorium / Krematorium and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
3. Crematorium / Krematorium and Marker
. (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. Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersMan-Made FeaturesWar, World II
 
Crematorium / Krematorium Ovens image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
4. Crematorium / Krematorium Ovens
Crematorium / Krematorium Ovens image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
5. Crematorium / Krematorium Ovens
Crematorium / Krematorium Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
6. Crematorium / Krematorium Memorial
Crematorium / Krematorium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
7. Crematorium / Krematorium
 
 
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 299 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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