09 February 2010

Fallen Sons

Every town and village in Germany has a war memorial inscribed with the names of each community's dead. All four sides of this memorial in Trudering are set with names. This view has the names of 38 men from the First World War, including what seem to be three sets of brothers. Irrespective of the rights and wrongs of the conflict it's impossible not to be moved by the personal and human suffering represented here.

3 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

I always find cemeteries in Europe to be interesting, well kept and different from ours.

Hilda said...

It's a memorial? I love that there are flowers — someone hasn't forgotten.

olli said...

Generally these memorials are well kept and are the focal point for Volkstrauertag - a memorial day for vicitms of war and oppression. It is observed two Sunday's before the first Sunday of Advent. The wreaths on this grave probably date from that time.

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