The Platz des Gedenkens in central Eisenhüttenstadt was included in the original city design by Kurt Leucht. Once the site of community gatherings, the open plaza is rarely used today. Buried under its paving stones are the remains of 4,109 soliders, many of them Soviets, who perished while interred at the nearby Nazi prisoner-of-war camp Stalag III-B. The monument was meant as a tribute to the Soviet sacrifice, and bears an inscription in both Russian and German. Photo taken January 2019 by the author.