„Rest in peace, dear Comrades ...“
The cemetery of the Bergen-Belsen prisoner-of-war-camp. History and culture of remembrance.
Located near the Bergen-Belsen Memorial is one of the largest war cemeteries in the Federal Republic of Germany. Between 1941 and 1945, nearly 20.000 Soviet soldiers, Italian military internees and Polish prisoners-of-war who had died in the Bergen-Belsen POW camp were buried there.
The authors Silke Petry and Rolf Keller use texts and photos to recount the history of the Bergen-Belsen POW camp and reconstruct the configuration and design of the cemetery by the Wehrmacht during the war. They document the placement of monuments, efforts to redesign the cemetery and political debates in the decades that followed and contemplate how memory culture has changed since the end of the war.
With an essay by Natalja Jeske about the artist Mykola Muchin.
- Rolf Keller, Silke Petry
- Anzahl Seiten
- Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen