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France
Ribeauvillé
Haut-Rhin

Alsace

Herrengarten

Mémorial des Malgré-Nous

Monument "Against Our Will"

Orlando Longhi
Fracaro
2000

Ribeauvillé /  Mémorial des Malgré-Nous   Ribeauvillé /  Mémorial des Malgré-Nous

Description

Statue of two weak characters is located near a monument honoring 130 000 Alsace and Moselle forcibly incorporated into the German army during the 1939-1945 war, despite the Us.

Inscription(s)

ILS PERIRENT DE FAIM
ET D'EPUISEMENT

Don de la Fédération
de TAMBOW "Brunstatt"

Signed: Longhi 2000
fonderia FRACARO vicenza - italy

Information Sign

1939-1945

memorial des malgre-nous

En hommage aux victimes de l'Incorporation de Force des Alsaciens-
Mosellans dans l'armée allemande lors de la guerre de 1939-1945.
Ils étaient 130 000 à partir contre leur gré, au mépris de toutes les
conventions internationales, évitant à leurs familles d'affreuses
représailles.
Afin que le souvenir de cette tragédie jamais ne s'éteigne, ce
monument leur est dédié.

Annotation

The term Malgré-nous (despite ourselves or in spite of our will) refers to men of the Alsace-Lorraine region who were forcibly conscripted into Wehrmacht or the SS (Waffen SS), during the Second World War. The memorial commemorates those Malgré-nous who died in Tambow and other Russian camps.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 48°11'34" E 7°19'38"

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