Price: 89.00 euro
Size case: 37.5×25.5cm./14.7x10inch.
Size plaque: 29×17.5cm./11.4×6.8inch.
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Buchenwald concentration camp ceramic memorial plaque made in the DDR. Modelled to the Buchenwald monument of Fritz Cremer. This large plaque is very moving with two holes at the back to hang and display. The back shows the double sword logo of Meissen and the manufacturer’s names Bettger Steinzeug. In it’s original case.
Buchenwald was a Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937. It was one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps within Germany’s 1937 borders. Many actual or suspected communists were among the first internees.
Prisoners came from all over Europe and the Soviet Union; Jews, Poles and other Slavs, the mentally ill and physically disabled, political prisoners, Romani people, Freemasons, and prisoners of war. There were also ordinary criminals and sexual “deviants”. All prisoners worked primarily as forced labor in local factories. The insufficient food and poor conditions, as well as deliberate executions, led to 56,545 deaths at Buchenwald of the 280,000 prisoners who passed through the camp. The camp gained notoriety when it was liberated by the United States Army in April 1945; Allied commander Dwight D. Eisenhower visited one of its subcamps.