Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Bridges--The Bridge Between

If you saw last Sunday's post, you 'll know that for a short while I'll be posting bridges from an exhibit currently taking place on Belgrade's pedestrian street, Knez Mihailova.

If I am not mistaken (and yes, it's been known to happen), this must be the bridge built by the Germans after they destroyed King Alexander 1st's bridge, built in 1934 and destroyed in 1941. The post card reads "Zemun", which at the time extended along the Sava River to include the Old Fairgrounds, which was turned into a concentration camp. This bridge was undoubtedly used to allegedly transport Jews to a new site on the other side of Belgrade, but if you check this link, you'll see what really happened as they crossed this bridge and part of the city.

King Alexander's Bridge was rebuilt after the war and later replaced by the present-day Branko's Bridge.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

8 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice post Bibi, thanks for the info.

Lochinver Daily Photo said...

O what a cruel tale there is begind this bridge.

Lowell said...

It's all so very depressing and it seems sometimes that not much has changed...in this country racism and anti-Semitism continue unabated! And that's a bridge to nowhere!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Such a sad looking bridge.

Emille said...

What really happened is a very black page in history!
I, hubby and some young American friends visited the camp Dachau in Germany

TheChieftess said...

I've also been to Dachau...a very moving experience...I could literally feel the pain and desolation while walking through the camp. An interesting history to this bridge photo...and a tragic one. It would be interesting to see a photo of the new bridge as well...

Louis la Vache said...

A sobering reminder of the horror that National Socialism unleashed on the world in those dark years.

sbo said...

thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive