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Scenes from commememoration ceremonies 1998 

Dr. Lon Boutbien, survivor, at the foot of the monument; Gilbert May,left in small group, Jewish Maquisard from Alsace with fellow survivors of KLNa; survivors and their descendants sharing a pleasant moment before presenting the flags; procession begins its tour of the camp, starting at the top barracks. Photos and text copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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Commemoration ceremonies, June, 1998 


The man leading the procession is the son of a Jewish resistance organizer, the men in bowler hats are from the Norwegian delegation, carrying wreaths to be laid at the foot of the monument. So many groups lay wreaths, as can be seen; resistance groups from every department of France and from various resistance groups across the country; from other countries; the Roma, Sinti, and the Jews (blue and wite bouquet). Photos and text copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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Commemoration ceremonies, June 1998 

Two commemoration ceremonies are held at Natzweiler each year: one in June, at which the Socialists, Communists, and other groups gather, and one in September which the groups that refuse to mix with the Socialists and Communists attend. In the evening, torches are lit on the hillside by the barracks and the graves; and in 1998, the year these photos were taken, the ashes of Eugene Marlot, author of The Hell of Alsace, were scattered, as he had requested. Photo and text copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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A time for reflection 

A survivor contemplates what's left of the camp where he was imprisoned. Who can imagine what scenes are pssing through his mind? Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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A double perimeter of barbed wire... 
seen from the top corner of the camp, with a barracks seen through the fences at top of the camp and the prison and crematorium barracks seen at bottom. Photo and text Copyright Diana Mara Henry.

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