Memorial to the victims of an accident in 1961 in Dortmund

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken on 8 June, 2007 in the main cemetery (Hauptfriedhof) in Dortmund. Knapsack-Griesheim Corporation is described in one source as an oxygin factory, but I can't find any information about the nature of the accident. There were 15 people killed.

The stone reads "In honoring memory of the victims of the accident of January 4, 1961. Knapsack-Griesheim Corporation." (Im ehrenden Gedenken an die Opfer des Unglücks vom 4. Januar 1961. Knapsack-Griesheim Aktiengesellschaft.)

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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