Thursday 20 August 2015


(PHOTO: Adeyinka Makinde)

Statue of Colonel Claus Schenk Graf Von Stauffenberg in the re-constructed inner courtyard of the old 'Bendler Block' building complex in Berlin where he was executed after the abortive attempt on Adolf Hitler's life on July 20 1944. 

The plaque in front of the figure reads as follows:

Ihr trugt die Schande nicht.
Ihr wehrtet euch.
Ihr gabt das große ewig wache Zeichen der Umkehr,
opfernd Euer heißes Leben für Freiheit, Recht, und Ehre

You did not bear the shame.
You resisted.
You bestowed the eternally vigilant symbol of change
by sacrificing your impassioned lives for freedom, justice and honour.

The photograph was taken on a visit to the German Resistance Memorial Centre Stauffenbergstraße in Berlin-Mitte.

(c) Adeyinka Makinde (2015)

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