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August 25, 2017

The Mauthausen memorial site is in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 2:44 pm

Mauthausen Memorial site is included in an article which you can read  at http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mauthausen-memorial

You can see some recent photos of the former Mauthausen camp at http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mauthausen-memorial

I have a section about Mauthausen on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/index.html

I visited the Mauthausen memorial site in 2003 and took the photo below.

My 2003 photo of Mauthausen

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

The outside areas [at Mauthausen] feature sculptures that honor the 190,000 people from over 40 different nations who were imprisoned during the camp’s seven years of terror. Memorial sculptures of varying sizes and styles pay homage to the Jewish, French, Dutch, Polish, and other victims of Mauthausen.

One particularly striking statue is the Albanian Memorial, which portrays an Albanian resistance fighter standing over a defeated Nazi soldier. He’s about the strike the Nazi in the face with his rifle stock.

End quote from news article.

My photo above shows the sculpture of the Albanian resistance fighter ready to strike a German soldier.

The photo shows part of the monument of Albania, which was erected in 1969. It depicts a defeated German soldier being subdued by the strong arm of an Albanian resistance fighter.

Note the swastika on the belt buckle of the fallen soldier. Flowers have been left for the defeated soldier by visitors who may have been confused by this statue which shows a German soldier as the victim, not an Albanian resistance fighter as the victim of the Nazis.

Another photo of the fallen German soldier statue where someone has left flowers for the German soldier

This monument conveys the message that World War II was a war of annihilation, winner take all, no second place, no conditional surrender accepted, nothing short of total victory allowed, kick ’em while they’re down and then erect a monument to humiliate the vanquished for generations to come.

This monument is not about the 300 – 400 Albanians who were among the victims at Mauthausen, but rather a celebration of the anti-Fascist victory over the Hitlerites.

 

5 Comments »

  1. Albania — the shithole of Europe.

    Comment by eah — August 26, 2017 @ 10:51 pm

  2. I give full credit to the design and execution of the memorial, yet I take exceptions (always have) to furtherglories description as ‘Resistance Fighters’ which were in fact armed civilians operating behind German lines committing virtually murder as depicted, who had no rights under any rules of warfare to be treated other than Partisans and if caught hanged.

    The sad state of incidents was, that the German retaliation was always swift and brutal, with a ratio of 1:3 executions – in most cases innocent civilians from surrounding areas. I have seen it happen and it disturbs me to this day.

    So, FG, give a thought to those families and children that lost their fathers or mothers in attempt to get rid of those mean Nazi Krauts and include them in your prayer in case you are a believer.

    Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — August 26, 2017 @ 3:37 am

    • Herbert

      The Jews that died during WW2 were sadly part of the collateral damage that goes along with war, not much you can do but for some strange reason, you feel Jews deaths are more important than anyone’s else’s.
      Lets not forget the Jews in Germany were put in that situation by the Zionist Jews in the USA, who struck first by declaring war on Germany in 1933. So anything that happened to them was the result of them being sold out by their fanatic brothers and sisters in the US.
      So the real truth is any death of Jews in Germany was a result of this sellout.

      How about thinking about the poor people in the Middle East that are being murdered right now by American planes for just being there.
      Interesting how people demonize the Germans for all the bad they did in war times but the USA did nothing wrong.
      The US has killed more innocent people in the last 100 years for greed and power and we are asked to go along with it.

      JR

      Comment by Jim Rizoli — August 26, 2017 @ 10:03 am

  3. Always have to make the Germans look bad….

    FYI

    Ernst’s Zundel last video in Mexico 2015.
    https://jrizoli.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/ernst-zundel-video-mexico-2105/

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — August 25, 2017 @ 7:45 pm


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