Holocaust memorials - public and private
STOP PRESS: Aug 2009 - many more Slovakian pictures have been added starting with Bratislava, Galanta, Levice and Trnva.

Nov 2009:more Stolpersteine in Salzburg and Vienna added

also 25 Jan -17 August 2009 - there are many more Dutch, German, Moravian and Hungarian pictures to view. I have added more "in memoriam" graves from Vienna too: see: ALTBERG BACHER BEER BERISCH BIACH DESSAUER FEINER FISCH GOLD GOLDBACH GRUBER HEISSFELD JOZSEFFI KLINGER KRAUSZ LENARD LEWALD LEWIN LIEBEN MAUTHNER NEURATH RECHNITZER RISCH ROSENTHAL SCHERER SCHICK-LEWIN SELINKO SONDHOFF SPIRA STEIN STREICHER THALBERG WEISS.

There are also many more German pictures recently uploaded.

INSTRUCTIONS: there are 8 full pages of photographs in "thumbnail mode". To access the other pages, please scroll down to the bottom of the home page and see the page numbers. Vienna/Salzburg "in memoriam" tombstones start at the end on page 3 with names starting with letters
A-C. Full details and text can be seen in "Detail mode".

Use the magnifying glass on the left hand corner of each picture to enlarge.

This set of photographs includes images of both public and private holocaust memorials. It is still growing as more pictures are taken by myself, my friends and contacts and added to the site.

There are many genealogical links and many names to follow-up.

The emphasis is on memorials associated with Austria notably Vienna; Mauthausen; Burgenland; Czech Republic {Bohemia & Moravia} Theresienstadt/Terezin and places closely associated with the destruction of Jewish communities in these areas as well as Slovakia and Hungary.

I have however been sent photographs of memorials in Germany, and it was hard to draw a dividing line and now the German section is growing by leaps and bounds. My sincere thanks to Ilan Ganot of Israel; Bonnie Frederics of Tucson, Arizona, David Lewin of London; Al Gruen of Chicago and Freddy Spielmann of Berlin, Suzanne Tarica , USA & Michael Döring, Germany.

In order of photographs:

1. Czech Republic - BOHEMIA - Pilsen/Plzeň; Böhmisch Leipa/Ceská Lípa; Eger/Cheb; Komotau/ Chomutov/; Karlsbad/
Carlsbad/Karlovy Vary; Kolin
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MORAVIA: Batelov/ Battelau, Damborice/Damboritz; Strážnice/Strassnitz, Uhersky Brod/ Ungarisch Brod, Valašské Mezíříčí/ Wallachisch Meseritsch].

Thanks to Rudy Matzner, Robert Fraser, Michael Gordy, Daniela Torsh and Uri Meretz,

23 pictures - including the installation "A Forgotten Pebble".

Theresienstadt - Terezin: 8 photographs - thanks to Robert Fraser of Perth, W. A .

2. Poland - Opole - Upper Silesia - 1 picture

3. GERMANY

Berlin - 7 pictures {Ilan Ganot};
Berlin-Steglitz - 3 pictures of the huge mirror wall {Spiegelwand} in Berlin-Steglitz {Freddy Spielmann}.
Bollendorf - 3 pictures - thanks to Suzanne Mayer Tarica
for the photograph.

Bostalsee - 5 pictures; Illingen - I picture; Saarbrucken - I picture. Thanks to Bonnie Frederics for these 7 pictures.

Bamberg - personal memorial to the lost Brandes family - two pictures - thanks to David Lewin

Bibra Schmalkalden-Meiningen - thanks to
David Lewin.

Gelsenkirchen/Gelsenberg - thanks to Michael Doerling.

Mellrichstadt - Al Gruen of Chicago funded this impressive memorial {3 pictures}

4. Netherlands - Amsterdam - 7 pictures.

5. France - Paris - 9 pictures

6. Monaco - 1 picture, but a lot to read

7. Slovakia -

Bratislava: 5 pictures of the memorial in the town plus synagogue mural and two of the memorial plaques at the cemetery

Bytca - two pictures of the memorial plaque.

Galanta - three pictures of the memorial plaque in the cemetery plus pictures of some of the name plaques listing about 1,400 victims.

Levice {Leva/Lewentz} deportation plaque on synagogue.

Trnava {Tyrnau} - pictures of the cemetery and about 36 plaques listing holocaust victims.
In preparation - June 2009

Casta [Schatmannsdorf}
Vrbove {Vrbau (modernized:Werbau); Hungarian: Verbó)

8. Hungary - Budapest - 5 pictures - including the "Weeping willow" and "Shoes on the Danube".

9. Hungary - Mosonmagyarovar [Moson =Wieselburg] - 5 pictures

10. Hungary - Nagykanizsa - 2 pictures

11. Hungary - Békéscaba - Csaba - 4 pictures

12. Auschwitz-Birkenau - memorial plaques in German, Czech and Hebrew - 3 pictures
I have deliberately not placed Auschwitz into any country as I consider this notorious location to be "universal".

13. The Belgrade memorial to the Kladovo-Šabac transport - erected by the IKG Vienna - as most of the victims were from Vienna. Photos kindly provided by one of the few survivors - Leo Dort.

14. Austria, Burgenland memorials - near the Hungarian border - for slave labourers. 5 pictures - the last is a sort of pillar with spikes.

15. Mauthausen Concentration Camp - Austria - 7 photographs. This camp was so notorious that I have difficulty writing anything about it.

16. Austria; Felixdorf N.O. nr Wiener Neustadt - 1 picture of a spontaneous memorial in a small cemetery.

17. Austria - Innsbruck
Kristalnacht memorial for three murdered victims. 3 pictures.

18. Austria - Salzburg - holocaust memorial and WW1 memorial -and wall plaque dedicated to Theodor Herzl and details of Stolperstein to Helene FRÖHLICH thanks to George Beykovsky.

19. Austria - Styria Eisenerz Death March memorial -thanks to Stan Nadel of Salzburg.

20. Austria - Vienna - eleven pictures of the Rachel Whiteread memorial at the Judenplatz followed by a house plaque {Grosse Stadtgutgasse} and street memorials {Dietrichsteingasse, Servitengasse, Schüttelgasse, Leopoldstadt, Taborstr; Karl Marx Hof; the memorial near the Danube of the Gestapo headquarters; destroyed synagogue plaques, two memorials in the Westbahnhof to the Kindertransport to London and the first Dachau transport in 1938 and finally the Zentralfriedhof Gate IV memorials - 43 pictures in all.

21. Vienna, Austria - Private memorials on Tombstones. Holocaust victims are often cited on graves in Vienna. You can see examples of private grief and how it was expressed on family tombstones as well as two Gestapo documents - on pages 6-8.

These have never been seen collected together {the last 130 pictures}. Some are connected with my family - others are ones I have photographed walking around the Vienna cemeteries and two have been sent to me by family members..

Holocaust memorials - public and private.
With many thanks to my friends who have sent me photographs to commemorate their families, especially to members of the
Austria-Czech Special Interest Group of Jewishgen.
www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/
and Ger-SIG and my friends in Vienna.

Celia Male
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