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The Cemetery of Lost Cemeteries in Gdansk, Poland commemorates the cemeteries that have been lost. In Poland this would include many destroyed in the Nazi occupation. From a plaque on the entrance gate: "The Cemetery of the Lost Cemeteries has been conceived as a monument of redress and tribute. It symbolizes all the burial places which no longer exist, destroyed by the storms of history, disasters and war. It is a timeless sign of endurance and the respect of this present generation for all those who made up our city in the past. In the spirit of ecumenism and expiation it is a sign of memory and unity in the face of the death of all the departed, regardless of religious adherence or nationality. This is a meeting-place for all the inhabitants of our city, the living with the departed, the grandchildren with their forebearers but also for us who live here and now, with future generations--that it may become a basis for their rememberance." This memorial was unveiled on May 24, 2005. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view. Detail view.
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