Ploetzensee Memorial Prison – Berlin
Ploetzensee Memorial Prison 1868- 1879 – Berlin
Bruno Grimmek 1951
© Prosper Jerominus 2018
Memorial for the Executions of opponents of the Nazi regime make us remember the Resistance
Visiting carceral and war memorials can be daunting – and fascinating. Certainly, the Holocaust remembrance should not let us forget that at this Berlin Prison of Ploetzensee, half of those executed were Germans sentenced to death for acts of resistance against the Nazi regime most noteworthy the Red Orchestra (German: Rote Kapelle was a communist spy ring in Nazi-occupied Europe during the Second World War). Furthermore the 20 July plot and the Kreisau Circle. Moreover, 677 people from the the Czech resistance to Nazi occupation were executed from 1938 onwards, another 253 Poles and 245 French citizens were murdered.
The victims included both the members of resistance organizations and people who were deported to Germany for forced labour from which 300 were women.
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