Mahnstein


In front of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace (Salzburger Vorstadt 15, Braunau am Inn, Austria, the building where the first Führer of the Third Reich was born on April 20th, 1889) is a memorial stone called the Mahnstein, literally translated ‘Remembrance Stone’. It is a memorial to all the victims of the Nazi regime, although the monument itself refers to crimes (past or future) of all extreme right-wing organisations.

The stone for the memorial came from a quarry on the grounds of the former Mauthausen Concentration Camp, near Linz, Austria. The inscription on the memorial reads:

FÜR FRIEDEN FREIHEIT
UND DEMOKRATIE
NIE WIEDER FASCHISMUS
MILLIONEN TOTE MAHNEN

The translation is as follows: “For Peace, Freedom And Democracy. Never Again Fascism. So The Millions Of Dead Remind Us.”

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