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

Soviet Prisoners of War Memorial

Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal

 
 
Soviet Prisoners of War Memorial / Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
1. Soviet Prisoners of War Memorial / Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal
Inscription.

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Lager sowjetischer kriegsgefangener. Allem völkerrecht zum hohn wurden sowjetische soldaten in Buchenwald gefangengehalten. Neben schwerster arbeit wurden sie grausam gequalt und viele starben. trotz solidarischer hilfe durch die politischen gefangenen an erschöpfung und hunger.
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Soviet prisoners of war camp. All international law was scorned for Soviet soldiers imprisoned in Buchenwald. In addition to the heaviest work, they were tormented cruelly and, despite solidary assistance by political prisoners, many died from exhaustion and starvation.
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Location. 51° 1.325′ N, 11° 14.816′ 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. Soviet Prisoners of War / Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene (within shouting distance of this marker);
Soviet Prisoners of War Memorial / Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2013
2. Soviet Prisoners of War Memorial / Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal
Sinti and Roma Memorial / Sinti und Roma Denkmal (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Fence and the Watchtowers 3, 4 and 5, April 1945 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); SS Guard Detail Splinter Protection Trench (about 120 meters away); Guard Path of the SS Guard Detail (about 120 meters away); Gate building / Torgebäude (about 180 meters away); Jewish Memorial / Jüdisches Mahnmal (about 180 meters away); Inmates’ living quarters / Häftlingsunterkünfte (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buchenwald Memorial.
 
Also see . . .
1. Buchenwald Memorial Official Site. (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buchenwald in USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Buchenwald: History & Overview. (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Buchenwald Concentration Camp. (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPoliticsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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