Mystery Train of Schwabhausen


מה הציון

הלו אשר אתה רואה

?

Half a mile west of Upper Bavarian Schwabhausen which is part of Weil near Landsberg / Lech there is burial field with three mass graves marked by three identically structured but sepately placed monuments at the railroad. The huge monuments  commemorate mass graves of kidnapped Jews who as prisoners worked in Kaufering complex of concentration camps, the biggest in Germany proper. A few days before the war ended, on April 27 in 1945 a train with exhausted and pinched prisoners was hit by an US air raid. Some 130 deaths were buried in three mass graves here.

Detailed information on all incidents (in German): http://www.sotavent.de/judgra.htm

לאות זכרון

כל עין עובר תדמה וכל לב

נמס ושאול ישאל מה הציון

הלו אשר אתה רואה זו היא

עצמות קדושים וטהורים אשר

אחרי עינוים קשים הומתו ביום

השחרור י’ד אייר שנת תש’ה

תנצב’ה

Each eye of a passerby may cry and each heart may sorrow and ask what kind of memorial is it I am seeing here? These are the bones of the Holies and Pure who after cruel pain were killed on the day of redemption 14th of Adar 5705” (according to Christian calendar: 27th of April 1945)

ליד הכפר הבווארי שואבהאוזען ליד לנדסברג, יש שלוש אנדרטאות ענק בעברית לזכר 130 אסירים יהודים נהרגו

Nice cover version of „Mystery Train“ by “Marrzipan”

Train I ride, sixteen coaches long

Train I ride, sixteen coaches long

Well that long black train got my baby and gone

Drei identische mit dem selben Text beschriebene Denkmale über drei Massengräbern mit geschätzten, bereits ausgemergelten und entkräfteten 130 KZ – Gefangenen, die versehentlich bei einem US-amerikanischen Flieger-Angriff ums Leben kamen. Die Namen sind unbekannt. lediglich ein Fall, ausgedrückt durch eine kleine an einem der Denkmal angebrachte Tafel, verrät einen der Toten:

Just one of the estimated 130 dead is known by name: Joschua ben Mosche Chaim Herzel from Hungary

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