Church Bell with Swastika and Pledge to Hitler Decoration May Remain

After we have seen an extraordinary iconoclasm in the Western World in recent years, removing statues, street names and much more to eradicate the mixed and often painful memory of our past, there is a sign of hope.

The village Herxheim am Berg in Rhineland-Palatinate decided to keep the Bell. The wording says ‘Everything for the Fatherland’ in the first row and ‘Adolf Hitler’ in the second.

The bell was made in 1934 and should remind us all today that there was a zeitgeist hardly objected at the time that led to catastrophic consequences.

Source:  FAZ.NET

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