In the South-West of Germany, the existence of concentration camps is mostly denied, silenced out or played down. There are places, where KZ survivors from Western Europe returned to those places and demanded remembrance memorials to be put up. First remembrance objects are cemeteries – predominantly in the French occupation zone, mass graves are turned into cemeteries, as this was done in Schömberg, Schörzingen and Bisingen as well as in Hailfingen, Spaichingen and Haslach. Few gravesites and memorials were established in the American occupied zone. Early memorial inscriptions are in both occupation zones are mainly in French, Latin, Polish and Hebrew. They express the mourning of the survivors and their relatives for their co-prisoners and their families. An exception is the KZ cemetery in Heilbronn-Neckargartach, which was created by its citizens in 1946.
Photo: KZ cemetery Bisingen 1946