Deportation memorial

The monument, erected next to the Lutheran Church in 2010, is adorned with the motto of Kristóf Lackner, the prominent Protestant mayor of the town in the 17th century: “It may submerge but does not sink”.

Based on the plans of sculptor László Kutas, the monument carved into Portuguese limestone by the Faragó brothers commemorates the deportation of the Germans of Sopron in 1946. In the spring of 1946, nearly 7,000 citizens of Sopron, who declared themselves to be native German speakers, had to leave Sopron and Hungary, leaving everything behind. The relief with empty streets and boarded-up windows and gates is reminiscent of the sad event.

9400, Sopron Kitelepítési emlékmű
GPS: 47.685126 / 16.589626