Air raid victim "Dornenkrone" ("Crown of thorns") section of the Ohlsdorf cemetery in Hamburg

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken on 26 April, 2007. This cemetery holds the remains of 2,282 Hamburg victims of Allied air attacks.

The platform bears the years 1940-1945, the years of the bombing.
The stones have individual names and dates of birth and death. Some of the stones are not of uniform style and material, indicating that relatives have restored or changed the stone.

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