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Alt St. Alban, Cologne
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  • A terrific impression, not just the Church and memorial dedicated to the victims of the second world war. The remains of a Roman Catholic Cathedral, which was destroyed by bombing, still standing without a roof and part of the walls. On the floor-sculpture grieving parents also has a monument to nevozvrativshimsja prisoners of war. Very sorrowfully and tragic.
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  • Heading will be compared to the Church think the intact historic church was ruined in the war to reproduce only the structure, but everything was repaired and feel more of the horrors of the war and at the same time, some kind of beauty.
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  • Old St Albans is an old roman church that was badly hit during WW2 and never rebuilt, and is now a memorial for the fallen in the world wars 
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  • Most churches in Köln were nothing more but ruins after World War II. This one is still a ruin and now a place of remembrance for the victims of the war. Inside, there's a copy of the famous grieving parents statue by Käthe Kollwitz that she created for her son Peter that died in World War I. Joseph Beuys copied the father figure, Erwin Heerich, the mother figure. However, the alignment is different and less beautiful when compared with the original statues on the war graveyard in Vladslo (Diksmuide, Belgium).