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Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Herman, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    I really don't know what the Jewish text says, please help to translate, thanks.

    Text by Peter Schoof I have translated:

    In the night from 17 to 18 November 1942 the last 30 people of the 57 Jewish members community started the death trip to Auschwitz Birkenau.
    No one returned.

    Here started:
    "Grand Pa's first long trip
    and his last train"

    (Peter Schoof 2008)
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Herman, this is a very powerful memorial. I thank you for both photographs and your translation.
     
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  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Memorial to Georgian soldiers killed during the 2008 conflict with Russia.

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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    A beautiful image, olli.
     
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Youse are off to a strong emotional start.
    Very human! You show proper respect to those that have lay down to light the way.
    I just might have a few to post later....
    Shooter
     
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Memorials at Slapton Sands

    Slapton Sands was used for live training by American troops from late 1943 until just prior to D Day in 1944. To facilitate this training the local population was ordered to evacuate at short notice in November 1943.
    The first memorial is the one erected by the Americans to thank the locals for their part in this operation.

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    Much of the training involved the practice of amphibious landings and DD Sherman tanks were developed for that purpose. This one was recovered from about 1/2 mile offshore by a local hotelier in 1984 and was preserved in memory of the American soldiers who lost their lives during training, particularly in the ill fated Operation Tiger on the night of 27/28 April 1944.

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    Barrie
     
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  7. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Fire memorial

    Here one from me. I hope we can add a fire memorial as well. I took this this morning.
    This is our local firehouse tribute to fallen fire fighters. Thanks and very moving thread.

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  8. Nice collection so far
     
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  9. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Herman
    Royal air Force

    Text translated by myself:

    Early morning November 6, 1940 :

    An airplane from the Royal air Force crashed nearby this place.

    The airplane was on it's return fligt from bombing Magdenburg.

    The entirely crew did not survive the crash.

    They were buried at the cementary in Ootmarsum.

    Let's remember

    Pilot Colin James Ray Walker
    Sergeant Douglas Owen Cole
    Sergeant Kenneth Emm
    Sergeant Kenyon Shefford Gowland

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  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Korean War Memorial, Atlantic City
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    Gold Star Mothers Memorial, Blue Comets Clubhouse, Skippack Pa
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    Viet-Nam War Memorial, Pottstown Pa
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    POW MIA Plaque, Pottstown Pa
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  11. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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  12. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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  13. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Let's remember.

    March 30, 1943 these Jewish residents from Ootmarsum were transported to camp Westerbork.
    From there they were transported to Auswitz.
    No one returned.

    The youngest was 7 years of age, the oldest 71 years of age.

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  14. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery, Tirana Park, Tirana, Albania

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    Albania was occupied by the Italians and then the Germans during WW2. The leader of the communist partisans was Enver Hoxha. He was supplied with weapons and money by the allies and eventually allied forces joined them to drive out the German army. Hoxha came to power after the end of the war and refused to acknowledge that he had received any assistance, claiming that he and his partisans had defeated the Germans unaided. In order to maintain this fiction Hoxha had the bodies of British and Commonwealth military personal exhumed and reburied in an unmarked grave.

    Hoxha went to inflict his own bizarre and barbaric version of communism on Albania until his death in 1985. As was normal for communist rulers, Hoxha was buried in a splendid grave, capped with a granite slab marked with his name, with an eternal flame and an honour guard. When communism collapsed a few years later, the Albanians exhumed his body and reburied him in an unmarked grave.

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission approached the new Albanian authorities requesting permission to establish a memorial to the men who had died during the war. Permission was granted and the memorial in the picture was created in Tirana Park not far from where the men had been reburied by Hoxha. While they were looking for a suitable centrepiece for the memorial they came across a red polished granite slab you can see in the image. You will probably have guessed by now, but this was the very polished granite slab that had sealed the grave of Enver Hoxha. Now it stands in memory of those whose memories were deliberately erased by Hoxha while Hoxha lies in an unmarked grave. In the picture below if you look closely just above the middle of the three plaques you can just see the edge of a couple of holes drilled into the granite. This is where Hoxha's name was once attached.

    Every year on Remembrance Sunday the British Embassy organises a ceremony at the Memorial. The week before the German Embassy organises a ceremony at the German Memorial (pictured in my previous post) which stands close by. Both were very moving occasions and after each we all walked down the hill and had a drink together.

    I've heard some great stories on my travels but the story of this block of granite is still the best.

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  15. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Some very nice photos so far, heres one from me, which perhaps doesn't have as much impact or contrast as some of the others, but I like the feeling of calm my photo has as a result.

    Taken in Bolton (UK)

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  16. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    They all have meaning and impact Vince, no matter how simple, and all serve to remind us what we shouldn't forget.

    Barrie
     
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  17. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Jack
    Oly E620 + 14-42 @ Boston, MA -- "Give'em Hell 54th!!!"

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  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    These are all emotional and excellent.....

    Karen... par excellent! (say it with a French accent)... don

    Armanius.... The photo is pure... "Glory"!
     
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  19. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Lone Pine War Memorial and Cemetary, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey

    Anzac Day, 25th April 2010


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