Memorial to Fritz Huseman in Bochum

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken on 10 June, 2007 in the main cemetery in Bochum. According to the information poster at the cemetery, there are "victims" of the Nazis buried here. But the stone only carries one name.

It is an inconspicuous section of the cemetery between other, normal graves, but nearby the main rows of war dead which serve as a central axis for the cemetery.
The stone reads, "Fritz Huseman. A life for the miners. (born) 1873 in Leopoldstal (died) 1935 in the Esterwegen concentration camp". (Fritz Huseman. Ein Leben für die Bergarbeiter. 1873 - Leopoldstal 1935 - Concentration Camp Esterwegen.)

The visit to this location was paid for by a research grant from the
American Public University System.
"Educating those who serve."

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