War Memorial in Cemetery at Tübingen/Hirschau

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken on Sunday, January 15th, 2006 in the cemetery in Hirschau, a part of Tuebingen a little bit outside of town.

The statue and plaques are located near the back wall of the cemetery.
There is a statue of a woman in the center. There are five plaques along the wall. Here, one is half hidden behind the bush, on the left wall. The wreath reads, In silent remembrance / the associations of Hirschau (Im stillen Gedenken / Die Hirschauer Vereine).
The woman is very realistic, not an idealized form, but perhaps the image of a typical mourner. She is young enough to be the wife, but also old enough to be the mother of a fallen soldier. Partially covered by the vase, there are the words from Psalm 147:3. He healeth the broken in heart (Er heilt, die zerbrochnes Herzens sind).
There are two plaques listing the dead for each of the two world wars. The spooky shadow is not the photographer, but the statue.
The plaque on the far left, on the other wall, reads, World Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 / The community of Hirschau for its brave sons! (Weltkriege 1914-1918 und 1939-1945 / Die Gemeinde Hirschau ihren tapferen Söhnen!).

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