Trees felled to commemorate the victims of Buchenwald
BERLIN – The Buchenwald Concentration Camp Memorial says seven trees have been felled to commemorate the victims of the Nazi camp in East Germany.
The foundation that runs the memorial tweeted Wednesday that the trees near the site appeared to have been attacked the previous day. It pictures posted Showing the trees severed about halfway down the trunk, he said he was “appalled at the deliberate attack on the memory”.
The foundation said it had lodged a complaint with the police.
One of the trees was dedicated to the children killed in Buchenwald, the other six to the camp’s inmates. The trees were part of a project called “1,000 Beeches” and were planted on a path outside the actual camp where prisoners were taken.
The Buchenwald concentration camp was established in 1937. More than 56,000 of the 280,000 prisoners in Buchenwald and its satellite camps were killed by the Nazis before the camp was liberated on April 11, 1945, or died as a result of starvation, disease or medical experiments.
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