In memory of Oberwart's victims of political persecution

 

 

 

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 District Court Oberwart/Felsőőr, 1940s, Postcard Collection Alexander Mohat, Oberwart

The building where justice is being dispensed again today witnessed many unjust verdicts in NS times. After the NS regime came to power in 1938, mostly Communist, Social Democratic and Christian Social opponents got arrested; sometimes mistreated, put on trial and/or sent to labor camps or concentration camps. Some people were active in the resistance; several of them were executed for it.

This plaque is a station on the Oberwart Path of Commemoration and Education and symbolizes that a part of Oberwart's population is missing. Each plaque stands for men and women who once belonged to Oberwart's community and were expelled from it during the Nazi period.