Roger Whitehead

Roger Whitehead

Posted on 07/20/2014


Photo taken on June  5, 2014



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"Monument of the Grey Buses"

"Monument of the Grey Buses"
Memorial to the thousands of psychiatric patients in the Rhineland whom the Nazis murdered. The sculpture is a full-sized replica of one of the buses of the "Charitable Ambulance Transport GmbH" that transported the victims to a sanatorium before ultimate transfer to a death camp.

There are two identical sculptures, made in 2005 by Horst Hoheisel and Andreas Knitz. The first is on permanent display in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg. This one is periodically moved to a different town, beginning in Ravensburg.

The sculpture consists of four concrete blocks with gaps between them. The longitudinal gap has inscribed in it the words, "Wohin bringt Ihr uns?" ("Where are you taking us?").

Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Fuji X-E2.

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Jorlam
Jorlam
a fabulous presentation of a very thought provoking and heart-rending monument..
4 years ago.
Roger Whitehead
Roger Whitehead
Thanks. I'm glad you appreciate it and what it stands for.
4 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
very good shown
4 years ago.
Roger Whitehead
Roger Whitehead
Thanks both.

The inscription was the traditional question of patients. They had been deemed "unworthy of life".
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
A very poignant photograph and a very sad story............I think the idea of making this a mobile memorial is a great idea........people should never be allowed to forget this and other atrocities committed by the Nazis.
4 years ago.