Memorial for Deserters
DenkMal for practised humanity
There is a memorial for deserters at the end of Kirchweg in Sievershausen (Lehrte), created in 1997. It bears the inscription “For the life against war” and is situated between the old cemetery and the former Pastorengarten.
The inscription on the corresponding plaque says: “Memorial of deserters; in memory of the forgotten people who did not participate in the martial murders and who were often punished by death or imprisonment. We support people who refuse military service and we strive for the recognition of the conscientious objection as a Human Right. Sept.1, 1997.”
Yet another memorial was created by the artist Margot Garutti in 1989 and can be found on the premises of the Antikriegshaus Sievershausen (Anti-War House Sievershausen), at the end of Kirchweg as well. Its inscription says:
“Denkmal for practised humanity. The archway is a symbol of encounter and appeal, reminding us of the people who helped the persecuted of the Nazi regime at the risk of their own lives. The way through the gate is memory and gratitude at the same time. (September, 1989)”.
The wall memorial is a third memorial on the premises of the documentation centre for warfare and about humanitarian work Sievershausen, which is associated with the field of history. It was set up out of segments of the Berlin Wall in 1991.
To be found on the map under:
48. Monument for deserters 49. Denkmal for practised humanity
Directions: please visit www.efa.de
Dokumentationsstätte zu Kriegsgeschehen und über Friedensarbeit Sievershausen
(Documentation centre for warfare and about humanitarian work)
Kirchweg 4A, 31275 Lehrte
Tel. +49 (5175) 57 38
There is a DankMal- archive inside the documentation centre