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A Memorial under Development

The GFK is going to develop a memorial and an international meeting place, the centre of which is the chapel under the roof of block 3 of the barracks called „Colonel BEM Adam“. This memorial including its manifold approaches (prisoners of war, forced labourers, expellees from the eastern part of Germany) is to be considered as an important stimulus for political information and memory of a part of the local Nazi history. It is the intention to make the former camp for prisoners of war a place of reconciliation and encounter. A “French island” is going to be built up in the Westphalian Soest especially as a sign for the young generation that a culture of memory is indispensable. Traces of history must not get lost, they should be kept clearly.


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Targets of the GFK

  • Presentation of the French Chapel according to the prescriptions for the protection of historic monuments
  • Support of its religious use
  • Research, documentation and publication of the history of the camp and their occupants (prisoners of war, forced labourers, expellees from the eastern parts of Germany) form 1938 up to today
  • Setting up of a memorial and an international meeting place in South Westphalia
  • Promotion of international meetings especially for young people
  • Initiation of scientific works
  • Support of cultural projects in cooperation with creative artists.

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Please join us / Donations

The memorial “French Chapel” needs your assistance. This can be done by membership at a yearly fee of 22.00 € only.

Should you be interested in becoming an active member you are welcome. To build up such a memorial a lot of busy hands are necessary.

Please contact us!

 

Donations
Also donations will support the work of GFK. Receipts will be given on request.


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The Executive Committee


1st Chairman: Barbara Köster
2nd Chairman: Horst Biembacher
3rd Chairman: Ralf Leidag
Treasurer: Marlies Priebe
Secretary: Karin Burghardt
Committee members : Horst-Rainer Schewe
  Jean-Christophe Kling
  Anne Hecker

 

Seen from left: Horst Biembacher, Barbara Köster, Anne Hecker, Marlies Priebe, Jean-Christophe Kling, Karin Burghardt, Horst-Rainer Schewe, Ralf Leidag

 

 

Gedenkstätte Französische Kapelle Soest
Meiningser Weg 20
59494 Soest
Germany

Mailing adress:
Geschichtswerkstatt Französische Kapelle e.V.
Detmolder Str. 12
59494 Soest
Germany

phone:
+49 2921-943808 oder
+49 2921-81177

eMail:
info@franzkapellesoest.de

 

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