Monumento a Victimas Almerienses de Mauthausen

Monumento a Victimas Almerienses de Mauthausen, Almeria: Address, Monumento a Victimas Almerienses de Mauthausen Reviews: 3/5

Monumento a Victimas Almerienses de Mauthausen

Monumento a Victimas Almerienses de Mauthausen
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Dennis D
Southend-on-Sea, UK4 contributions
Jewish Memorial in Almeria Spain
Oct 2019 • Couples
My wife and I having read about Franco sending some of Spain’s Jewish community to Austria for internment and then for most a horrible death under the Nazi Regime wanted to visit this Historic place. We were appalled by the condition of the Memorial it was dirty and smelt of urine with cans and bottles of beer left on it. We would have thought that the local authorities and the Jewish fraternity in Almeria would have made sure that this place of remembrance was kept clean and tidy in honour of those who died. We had made a special journey to see this Memorial and how upsetting the visit turned out with two drunken men lying on it. We have rated it a one because of the lack of cleanliness but please do not be put off of visiting as we must never forget what happened to these people and many more. In closing we are not of the Jewish faith.
Written 1 November 2019
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mabinho
Seville, Spain1,524 contributions
hidden momument
Apr 2018 • Couples
tick away by the port, in the shade of the cable ingles, this simple monument commemorates the 142 citizens of Almeria who died in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Each is represented by a white pillar, together forming a kind of forest. Doesn't seem to be a lot of information at the site itself, but worth googling later to find out more.
Written 16 April 2018
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Heather M
Fife, UK409 contributions
Forgotten monument to the Mauthausen war camp
Sep 2017 • Couples
I had read alittle about this monument from TA so when in Almeria we went looking and although we found it by accident it was a place near the harbour, somewhat quiet and forgotten, seeing the white concrete pillars and what seems an insignificant statue and plaque explaining it's reason. Shame this part of Spain do not make info signs in English, we got the gist and do agree with other reviews that it is alittle forgotten with graffittii daubed over these reminders. Glad we found this reminder of a sad past.
Written 22 October 2017
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Trevor J
Buxton, UK151 contributions
Striking Monument
May 2017 • Couples
We came across the strange monument whilst walking around the harbour area. Very little information about it, but later told it was in memory of the Jewish people sent to Austrian camps by Franco as homeless persons in the war.
Written 7 June 2017
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butterfly40_10
Bedford, UK86 contributions
Monument
Sep 2016 • Couples
odd monument and no information posted around why it was there, but perhaps we should have investigated more?
Written 29 September 2016
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dengriff
Bury, UK61 contributions
Staircase to Death Monument
Sep 2016 • Couples
We came across the monument whilst walking around the city , my husband explained there were aprrox 300 almerian sent to the concentration camp in Mauthausen. it was very moving . it was sometimes refered to as the staircase to death , as the men were forced to carry stones up many steps until they dropped down dead . dreadful
Written 17 September 2016
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callcentreman
North West187 contributions
Moving and relevant
Jun 2016 • Family
Whilst walking in the harbour area of Almeria we made our way to the monument to reflect on man's inhumanity to man. The Jews who were shipped from Almeria ended up at Mauthausen concentration camp where they were worked,tortured and died. A simple and poignant memorial with each block representing one of those shipped to their fate.
Written 18 June 2016
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christinederry
Rugeley, UK23 contributions
Holiday abroad, interesting history
May 2016 • Couples
First holiday abroad to celebrate wedding anniversary. Sightseeing was pretty and there were several interesting historical places to visit
Written 23 May 2016
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Christine M
Velez Blanco, Spain94 contributions
Monument to Jews handed over to the Nazis
Mar 2016 • Couples
I read about this in the local Almeria ex pat newspaper (in English, and can be bought weekly at news stands in Almeria City). While we were there, the columns were vandalised with slogans, daubed with paint and damaged. Disgusting behaviour. However, on the first Sunday following, a team of local volunteers got together and cleaned it up, and repainted etc. It looks fine again now, but it just goes to show that these monuments are still needed in case we forget there are still intolerant people all around us regarding race and creed.

This unusual concrete monument commemorates the awful rounding up and deportation of Almerian Jews by Franco's regime, when they were sent to their deaths with the Nazis, one pole for each one, with a pile of ricks that suggests the torture they underwent carrying huge rocks. Because this is in a quite unspoilt City, explanations are in Spanish only, so Google it for the full story.

Just along from here, there is an area that you can stroll from under the Cable Ingles and we walked down to look at the harbour, boats etc. Opposite is the Almeria Art Gallery, by the way, and across from there is a really good Tourust Information office, with free maps etc. We booked a flamenco dancing show after chatting here, and also discovered other places, so dropping in us well worth it while you're in the area.
Written 9 May 2016
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M B
York, UK48 contributions
Very atmospheric
Mar 2016
What a shame that there isn't more information at the site. We knew about it having visited the Patrimonial centre, also well worth visit.
Written 19 March 2016
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