Monday, December 21, 2009
A Monument a Day #19 - German Monument in Park Oleksandria
Notice the various bullet holes in this monument in Park Oleksandria
This German monument was dedicated to Jens Kunst-Gartner on his 50th birthday by his friends on September 19th, 1865. The monument stands on the bank of the River Ros in Park Oleksandria. The park was founded in 1793.
What I've always thought was interesting about this monument is that it has several bullet holes in it. Most likely it was damaged during WWII and some of the holes were made by large caliber machine guns (probably by a Soviet DShK). It makes me wonder if it was used for target practice by Germans or targeted by Soviets because it was German. Just something to think about.
This monument is located in Park Oleksandria at: 49°48'29.45"N 30° 4'9.03"E