Not even the mayor knew about the relic
Eddy around the Nazi memorial in Chur
An SRF journalist discovered a Nazi memorial in a cemetery in the middle of Chur. The city was surprised. Apparently not even the mayor knew of the existence of the relic from suppressed times.
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This memorial on the Daleu Cemetery in Chur was erected by the National Socialists – and was then apparently forgotten.
In a cemetery in Chur GR, an SRF journalist made a bizarre discovery: in the middle of the graves she found a Nazi memorial.
The monument was part of a heroic cult that Hitler used to justify the war, SRF wrote in a statement on Friday. The granite block, built in 1938 and weighing at least 13 tons, stands inconspicuously on the Daleu cemetery in Chur. Interned German soldiers who died in Graubünden during the First World War are buried underneath.
Nobody would have known about the monument
The city seemed ignorant of the discovery of the Nazi memorial. “We were all completely surprised when the journalist confronted us with it,” said the mayor of Chur, Urs Marti, when asked by the Keystone-SDA news agency. Apparently no one knew about the monument.
He would like to either dismantle the relic, which has been listed until now, or use it as a place of enlightenment. A dialogue in Parliament should look for solutions. (SDA)