|This is the mill outside of Lentersheim were my mother worked as slave labor from 1940-1945. Olga||This water, which is now dammed up used to run under the house and run the water wheel on the front of the house. My dad's town was across the lake and he used to sneak out (after curfew) to hike down the road past this lake and visit my mom.|
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taking the time to take these photos.
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Remembrance and commemorative marker in Lentersheim...
front of this tudor-style house, you can see the 1000 year dedication
|Also at the church of Lentersheim, you can find places of remembrance.||An old wooden cross in the cemetary...|
|The cemetary marker commemorates the fallen and the missing
of the wars-- but who commemorates the pain and the losses
of the victims of the regime?
|In the pubs of Lentersheim, people talk freely. Will they ever |
mention the fate of the forced labourers?
|Panoramic view of Lentersheim from top of Hesselberg|
|Forced labour in Lentersheim and the region was mostly traditional farmwork in farms like those in these pictures. After the war, Lentersheim became a DP center, where DPs were distributed into private accommodations.|
I talked to the town officials in Lentersheim. |
They say, that they have the regular registers of the archive
quite complete (but not much further) and they
told me of an afterwar DP camp at the Hesselberg,
where DPs stayed there only for short time,
and then they were sent into 'private houses'
like in Lenningen or Dinkelsbühl.
|Tractor and...||stalls in back of the farmhouse|
Wassertrüdingenis one of the larger towns around the Hesselberg, a place of forced labour and a DP camp after the war.
|Rathaus (city hall) in Wassertrüdingen|
|Hesselberg plant life|
|An antenna marks the Hesselberg. Who will write the history |
of forced labour and DP life in the region...and send it into the world?
|The beautiful scenery erases the cruel reality of slave labour in the '40s under the Nazi regime.|
Website with photos of Hesselberg region:
European Archives: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/resources/libraries-archives?gclid=COawguPSm8ICFVCCMgodPToARw