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Remembering the Holocaust in Salzburg

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Three members of the Eisenberg family, Lia was only a year old, all taken to a camp in Riga and killed

The holocaust was as much here in Austria as in Germany and the other parts of Europe. In Salzburg, lives are remembered by little brass plaques commemorating lives lost. There’s even been a spat of anti-semitism where someone has been smearing them with stuff top cover them up. Dave and I found some when we were last year. I had though them a way to remember the tragedies that was enduring and special. Dave said, look, they’re being walked over, rubbed and treated with disrespect. I countered they may out live the buildings, but he than said, look at how many streets get torn up when they rebuild. Sad and haunting, but the right commemoration, what do you think?

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One thought on “Remembering the Holocaust in Salzburg

  1. It is sad that a holocaust memorial is built into the road. Time and ‘progress’ I fear, will one day see them covered or worse still ripped up and despatched to the tip. I do hope it never happens as the world cannot afford another holocaust of any sort.

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