Hearty Welcomes & Salutations! Originally an action-packed travel blog from a globe-trotting Scotsman, An Ache for the Distance has, over the years, slowed down (I post less often), mellowed out (my dogs and kid have found their way on here) and become more of an expat blog (I German things up). Take a look around, leave a comment and share the love if you like something.
Stuart Mathieson, Lübeck, Germany

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Kaltenkirchen - Photo Follow-Up

A couple of weeks ago I posted something about visiting Kaltenkirchen concentration camp north of Hamburg in a post called "An Unexpected Toilet Stop"

http://saharanscot.blogspot.com/2010/08/unexpected-toilet-stop.html

At the time, I didn't have the trusty camera with me. So today, on the way back from another action packed in-company class in Neumünster, I pulled into the camp again, kept conversation with Herr Enthusiasm to a "Hallo," and wandered around trying to get some decent shots. To be honest, I actually only wanted a photo of one collection of stones. Each stone bears the name of a prisoner known to have died at the camp and it has a greater impact than a simple list of names. The little collection has stayed in my mind for the past couple of weeks and so I thought I should get a photo or two...


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Germans, French, Russians, Poles, Dutch & Yugoslavians...


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"The Unknown Dead of the Camp. Who knows their numbers???"


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"Prisoner Barrack Block 3" Now a peaceful forest


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The turning stone on what was the parade ground. "The Ashes of Birkenau" is inscribed around the stone


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Hoffnung - Hope


2 comments:

Suhasini said...

It looks awesome and incredible. Thanks for posting. Good work.

Regards,
Suhasini

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A unique travel blog

Stuart Mathieson said...

Hey Suhasini,

I'm in Chennai in November and will use some of your sightseeing tips!

Stuart

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