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Denkmal der grauen Busse

Monument of the Grey Buses


(Wikipedia)
Horst Hoheisel & Andreas Knitz
2005

Köln /  Denkmal der grauen Busse   Köln /  Denkmal der grauen Busse

Description

Two-part monument for the victims of medical murders of the Nazi "Action T4" (so-called "euthanasia") in the Weißenau Center of Psychiatry (the former Sanatorium Weißenau). It consists of two concrete buses modelled after the transport buses of the so-called "Gemeinnützigen Krankentransport GmbH" (Gekrat - Common Ambulance Transport Ltd), with those 1940 and 1941 alone 691 patients from Weißenau were deported as 'unworthy of life' to the extermination center of Grafeneck. In monument is the quote "Wohin bringt Ihr uns?" (Where are you taking us?) written - the question of one man who was like thousands of other patients picked up by the Gekrat buses.

The monument consists of two parts:

Köln - Denkmal der grauen Busse

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Location (N 50°56'23" - E 6°58'12")

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