Travel Journal May 2018

Oberstech

Reisebericht von Roslyn Eldar , Melbourne ( Australien ) ihres Besuchs der Muna Lübberstedt am 4. Mai 2018

Lunch at the Community House of Axstedt

Private tour of Lubberstedt

Our tour of Muna Lubberstedt was a private tour. The group consisted of 8

family members, several volunteers from the Muna association ,2 minders, 1

cameraman and 1 journalist.

We arrived at a home that was built on part of the ammunition factory ruins.

The property had been sold to the family in the 1950s before its historical

significance was understood. On this private property stands the remains

of one of the air raid shelters used by prisoners and SS when the RAF were

bombing the area .The owners of the land are forbidden to tear this shelter

down. . This was the last time the owners would give permission for any tour

to enter the former factory grounds via their home, so we were lucky to gain

entrance to see this.

We walked around the outside of their home and garden area and

then over green fields, to an air raid shelter. It was over grown with shrubs

and dilapidated. The survivors did not recognise it. They recounted how

towards the end of the war, they were crammed inside the shelter at night and

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