After 30 years of discussion, a memorial has been built in Waldkirch in southern Baden. The initiative came from the citizens.
The turnaround in public opinion in Waldkirch has succeeded, says one of the project participants Photo: dpa
After Gunzburg, the hometown of concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele, Waldkirch in southern Baden is the second town in Germany to commemorate the Nazi atrocities of one of its citizens with a memorial. Five basalt stelae will commemorate the 138,000 people who fell victim to SS-Standartenfuhrer Karl Jager beginning in 1941. The memorial will be unveiled next Sunday on the occasion of the Memorial Day of the Victims of National Socialism.