Camp King Oberursel and Open Monument Day

14 September 2014: The Kinderhaus in Camp King, where the Open Monument Day took place today, had its doors open to the public from 10am – 5pm. I helped out as a volunteer in the early part of the day.

There were about a dozen visitors around noon;  Hermann Schmidt offered  research service  in this room.

Open House at Camp King, Oberursel

Open House at Camp King, Oberursel

After listening to a very informative talk by Gerd Krämer, visitors were also shown short UFA films.

There were also a couple showcases of war memorabilia.

Visitors

display

Translation for the picture below: In March 1945, when the camp was cleared, this file rack found its way to a suburb in Frankfurt. The new owner restored the rack, and to this day, it carries this sign on the bottom side of the lower shelf.

Aktenbock

These medals belong to the Camp King Archive.

Kinderhaus at Camp King Oberursel

Kinderhaus at Camp King Oberursel

Tour of Camp King Oberursel on YouTube

We took our walk through the former military post Camp King in Oberursel this past Sunday.

In part 1, Mr. Kopp and I talked about the Kinderhaus, the oldest building on the grounds and now housing the archive, as well as the King Memorial Site.

In part 2, we covered the past and future of both the Mountain Lodge and the chapel.

The former Officers' Club at Camp King Oberursel

The former Officers’ Club at Camp King Oberursel

I’ve just noticed… the big tree on the right is no longer there. It had to go to make room for the coming extensions of the building.

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