On February 14th 1945, shortly before the end of World War II the Frauenkirche was completely destroyed by a fire storm following the bombing of the Dresden city centre. For more than 40 years the ruins of the church were a reminder of Dresden’s destruction and the horror of war. In 1966 the pile of rubble right in the heart of the city was officially declared as a memorial by the government of the German Democratic Republic. With the reunification of Germany in 1990 the idea of rebuilding the Frauenkirche matarialised. Thanks to the efforts made by the citizen’s action group the reconstruction concept was published and spread throughout the entire world in 1990. The international feedback was overwhelming, the generous donations from all over the world paid for two thirds of the construction sum. The renovation started on May, 27th 1994. Over a period of 11 years the Frauenkirche was rebuilt piece by piece using George Baehr’s original design and materials to the largest extent possible. In June 2005 the renovation was completed. On October 30th, 2005 the consecration of the restored Dresdner Frauenkirche was celebrated. More than 60.000 people gathered in the church and outside on the Neumarkt square to join the consecration service and witness this historical moment. Once a memorial of war and destruction the Frauenkirche now has become a symbol for peace and reconciliation.
Ich habe dich sehr lieb gehabt😭
Und jetzt bist du weg für immer du bist mir wichtig sehr wichtig ich vermisse dich so krass😭😭💔❤❤❤❤#kirche#Familie#füt immer weg #du bist mir wichtig #ich habe dich lieb #i miss you
#tbt : Did they or did they not? When my parents and I visited #Masuria in June 2015, we wanted to see the place my great-grandparents lived (#Pietrzyki near #Pisz ), and my dad wanted to see the #church where his grandparents got married. We didn't know which one it was. Since the village Pietrzyki belongs and belonged to Pisz, my dad decided that it must have been St. John's in the centre of the town. I doubt he is right. Our ancestors came from a little village, owned little or nothing, so they decided to leave their home and settle down in Western Germany in the hope of better opportunities in the then emerging industrial areas. So why should they get married in the "fancy" town church? My guess is they got married in a smaller church in one of the villages around Pietrzyki. But on the other hand: my dad loves the idea of having seen what he wanted to see, and I don't see any harm in that. And who knows? Maybe my great-grandparents once were there, at the market days perhaps, looked at this charming half-timbered church, went inside, spoke a little prayer and left again? Like we did 115 years later?