Ostlandkreuz - Germany
Ostlandkreuz is located in Schorndorf.
Ostlandkreuz monument was established on 1950.
Primary threats to Ostlandkreuz :
Ostlandkreuz is the name of memorial crosses in Germany remembering the expulsion of Germans after World War II from the former Sudetenland areas of Czechoslovakia, from Poland and the Soviet part of the former Province of East Prussia.
Historical facts of Ostlandkreuz :
Ostlandkreuz is the name of memorial crosses in Germany remembering the expulsion of Germans after World War II. While most of these crosses stand in cemeteries, some are erected as landmarks on mountains: The Geislingen Ostlandkreuz is a memorial cross built in 1950 south of Geislingen, on the Schildwacht Mountain. It remembers specifically the expulsions from the South Moravian Region in and around the towns of Znojmo, Mikulov, Nova Bystrice and Slavonice.It is a steel framework construction covered with copper plates. Its height is 22.7m/74.5ft and it weighs 8.5 tons. The span of its arms is 7.5m/24.5ft. A landmark of Geislingen, the cross was renovated in 1992; further refurbished in 2003 and received a light installation for illumination at night. There is a small Ostlandkreuz near Schorndorf.