Hiking Highlight (Segment)
"The foundation stone for a" Sachsenhain "was laid in Dauelsen in 1934. The Nazi Reichsführung wanted to build a national Thing- and memorial site here, the historical background for which was the tradition that where the Aller flows into the Weser 4,500 Saxons through the The King of the Franks Karl (later Charlemagne) was killed as there are no detailed traditions about this event, so the more myths, legends, fantasy novels and adventurous interpretations are entwined with the so-called "Verdener Blutgericht".
In fact, the Sachsenhain is not an early medieval place of worship or assembly and has no historical significance elsewhere. He is a vivid example of the ever-renewed interpretation of history and its tragedies. The buildings and grounds were used for training of the SS and the HJ, later refugees were housed.
Since 1950 it has been used by the Evangelical Youth, which now ensures that a completely different spirit blows, as the builders had thought.
Along the circular route over the 15 hectare property there are information boards that give detailed information about past and present and are not only available to the guests of the Jugendhof. "Source: Verden.de
June 19, 2016
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