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Reconciliation is International - Würzburg, Bayern, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 49° 47.363 E 009° 56.073
32U E 567268 N 5515633
Quick Description: On the grounds of a church destroyed during the horrific fire-bombing attack on Würzburg during World war II there stands a monument to peace and reconciliation.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 7/10/2013 8:35:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMHH41
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 3

Long Description:
In the waning days of World War II, hell on earth was unleashed on the town of Würzburg. In less than 20 minutes the town was reduced to a smoldering ruin with over 5,000 civilians incinerated by a British fire-bomb attack. In front of a rebuilt church is a sculpture. To describe it would be to say: The earth split in two. England and Germany. Hands reaching out and touching. A cross of nails. What does it mean? The plaque by it reads:

Reconciliation is International
This artifact was created by inmates of a prison.

English:
The crack symbolizes the inner conflict of society. Emanating from Coventry / England the Nail Cross movement brings not retribution and hatred, but reconciliation and peace between former enemies and estranged countries of the world.

On 14 November 1940 Coventry was the first city in England to be almost completely destroyed by bombs. On 16 March 1945 Würzburg, Germany met the same fate. Assembled from former medieval beam nails of the ruined cathedral - The Coventry Cross of Nails is a sign of reconciliation, peace, and love of our enemies. It holds together the two separate parts of the earth and gives hope for a cure of mutual injuries.

German:
Versöhnung ist international
Das Kunst Objekt wurde von Insassen der Justizvollzugsanstalt geschaffen.

Der Riss symbolisiert die Zerrissenheit der wer Gesellschaft. Die von Conventry/England ausgehende Nagelkreuzbewegung will nicht Vergeltung und Hass bringen, sondern Versöhnung und Frieden unter den ehemaligen Gegnern und alien Landern dieser Erde.

Coventry in England war die erste stadt, die durch Bomben am 14. November 1940 fast vollig zerstort wurde. Am 16. Marz 1945 traf Würzburg in Deutschland dasselbe Schicksal. Das Nagelkreuz von Coventry - aus ehemaligen, mittelalterlichen Balkennägeln der zerstörten Kathedrale zusammengefügt - ist Zeichen der Versöhnung, des Friedens und der Feindesliebe. Es hält die beiden getrennten Teile der Erde zusammen und schenkt Hoffnung auf Heilung der gegenseitigen Verletzungen.
Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque:
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Website about the Peace Monument/Memorial: Not listed

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