About the place   An overview of the chapters

Chapter Overview

This collection of links guides you through the multifaceted dimensions of the location where the Friedensmal stands. It ranges from the historical connection to the Ashkenazi SchUM cities to a former labor camp in Bensheim-Hochstädten, an external camp of the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. Additionally, it provides an international context through the connection to other cities like Fulda and Jerusalem. The whole is rounded off by a visual journey through the surrounding landscape.

Jerusalem on the Rhein - From the Blossom of Life in the middle of the Friedensmal (monument) you can look into the Rhine Plain to the city of Worms (linear distance: 22 km). Here in the neighboring cities Speyer, Worms and Mainz (SchUM cities) the Ashkenazi Jewish culture developed in the High Middle Ages.

Local past - Here you find some information about the Greek forced laborers and the inmates of a concentration camp. They had to work in an armaments factory in Bensheim-Hochstädten, that belonged to the sattelite camp Bensheim-Auerbach.

A bridge to Israel - This vision refers to the three places Bensheim, Fulda and Jerusalem. It thus shows an international religious perspective of the Friedensmal and serves as a bridge from the spiritual to the world.

Landscapes - Images of a hike from Bensheim to the Friedensmal and back as a slideshow with 143 photos.



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