Military Memorial in Cemetery at Tuebingen/Pfrondorf

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken on November 11, 2005 in the small central cemetery in Pfrondorf, now part of Tuebingen, Germany.

There is no standing memorial and no church wall or substantial cemetery wall to base the memorial against, so there are stone tablets mounted on the walls of the cemetery chapel.
The two smaller ones on the left are for World War One. The first one reads,"How did the heros die?" below a stylized depiction of a dying soldier.
The second one reads, "Fearlessly and loyally!". The names are followed by the date and place of death. Only three died on the eastern front. One man died here in Pfrondorf.
The large tablet is for the fallen from the village in the Second World War. It reads across the top, "The dead warn: Never forget us!". The names are sorted by year, each followed only by the birthday of the soldier killed. At the bottom there is a quote from Psalm 74:16: "The day is yours, and yours also the night."

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