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Photographer's Note

The original name for this bronze statue in German is "Prfung" which in English translates as 'examination' or 'review' (of a situation), or an ordeal. It was created by Edith Breckwoldt in 2004 to commemorate the prisoners from the Sandbostel concentration camp near Hamburg who came from 70 different countries. It sits forlornly in the ruins of the St. Nicholas' Lutheran Church southern aisle.

http://www.dark-tourism.com/index.php/15-countries/individual-chapters/209-sandbostel-pow-camp

A quote on the plaque in front reads:

"No man in the whole world can change the truth. One can only look for the truth, find it and serve it. The truth is in all places."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I will load a couple of WORKSHOP images showing some of the war damage to this previously magnificent cathedral.

https://steemit.com/bwphotocontest/@dxxxr/ruins-of-st-nicholas-church-hamburg-germany-b-and-w-photo-contest

Here's how it looked in 1943

http://www.mahnmal-st-nikolai.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/geschichte_021.jpg

And again as it looks now with just the tallest spire remaining. Around 42,600 civilians were killed in the firestorm attacks on Hamburg in July 1943, and most of the city was destroyed.

http://h7.alamy.com/comp/B092W2/tourists-photographing-the-st-nikolai-church-ruins-and-war-memorial-B092W2.jpg

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