Memorial to the fallen in World War One in Essen / Haarzopf

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken on 10 June, 2007 in Essen / Haarzopf. This memorial is marked on common street maps and there is even a sign indicating it from a main road. But it is a bit of a hike into the woods to find it from that site.

This is what it looks like from the path.
It reads, "1914-1918 / For our fallen sons / The community of Haarzopf / 1939-1945." (Unseren gefallenen Söhnen. Die Gemeinde Haarzopf.)
The sides list the names of the dead from the First World War under the words "A heroes death died...." (Den Heldentod starben)
The back reads, "In the lap of foreign soil our bones may rot, but you, beloved fatherland, keep the heart." (Fremder Erde Schoss / lass modern unsere Gebeine. / Aber Vaterland du / birg o geliebtes, das Herz.)

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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