trekkie in residence
- May 12, 2019
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you wouldn't have found one a year after that ghastly time was over - all you can find are memorials for the fallen which show mostly names and ornamental stuff like iron crosses (which itself was established during the napoleonic wars). there are many headstones for people who fell during that time but you can easily see where the phrase 'für führer, volk und vaterland' has been chiseled out.Throw the paint... bring the hammers... A confederate monument is not a historic treasure but a monument to traitors and white supremacy. No one would think of making Jewish people walk by statues to Nazi so why do we force our fellow African Americans to walk past Confederate monuments, ride on roads and highways named after confederate traitors or go to schools named after Confederate traitors. It is wrong and it does not matter if you had family members fight for the Confederacy. For they were wrong to be traitors and it is wrong today to honor them.
disclaimer: i'm not comparing confederates to nazis. those are completely differnt pairs of shoes;. both wearing grey simply isn't enough. i'm only expanding on what @5fish posted
edit to add:
there are some with eagles, or even statues of soldiers but those are for the first world war and where simply expanded after the second. we also rarely did on side monuments but if we did that they where a lot bigger like the tannebergdenkmal.
picture is from wikipedia: tannenberg memorial