Commemoration of forced labor

Also this year the International Building Order organizes together with the associations Children’s Aid Ukraine, the German-Polish Society Mannheim-Ludwigshafen and the German-Ukrainian Society Rhein-Neckar and with the support of the City Archives Ludwigshafen. a commemoration to commemorate the forced laborers in Ludwigshafen during the Nazi era. The commemoration will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ludwigshafen main cemetery on the International Field of Honor. Mayor Jutta Steinrück said a greeting, the commemorative address was given by Consul General Jakub Wawrzyniak, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne

The focus of this year’s celebration is the memory of the Polish forced laborers. After the commemoration at 12.15 p.m. there will be a lecture with Dr. Klaus Becker (Deputy Head of the City Archives) in the community center of the Matthäuskirche, Waltraudenstr. 34 instead.

Forced laborers at Giulini around 1942 (Photo City Archives Ludwigshafen)