Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie
These pictures were taken on 13 Februrary, 2006 in down town Marburg. It is interesting to compare this to the plaques in down town Tuebingen.
|This shows the Rathaus or city hall in down town Marburg. On the left, a downward staircase is visible.
|walking down the stairs...
|...to a door on the right leading into the lower floors of the Rathaus
|The upper plaque first explains the early history of the Rathausschirne, a Schirne being a large, crude room, probably from the word Scheune for "barn". It was used to store things such as the volunteer fire department's equipment. Then it reads, 1933-1945 For many opponents of the National Socialist regime, the arrest cells in the Schirne were the first stop after their arrest". The second plaque reads, "We remember the Marburg victims from the resistance against National Socialism / The resistance against National Socialist rule of violence motivated by faith and conscious was a service to German people / The municipal authorities of the city of Marburg on the 30th of January, 1983 on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the National Socialist dictatorship.".