Boundary stone

Granite, 1945, Length: 50 cm

The ice age brought granite boulders into the country that were also used as raw materials in various forms. Stone hammerers and stonemasons made steps, gravestones or paving slabs – but also boundary markings. Crosses stamped on the front face were typical for the approximately 50 cm long boundary stones. The alignment of the crosses showed the lines of the borders. With the division of land after the Land Reform of 1945 many of these granite plugs came into use.

From 1952 they were removed, at least from the fields, in connection with the onset of agricultural collectivisation. Under the slogan “From Me to Us” the stones were “politicised” and converted to monuments in some villages.

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Text: F. H.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

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Kreisagrarmuseum Dorf Mecklenburg

Kreisagrarmuseum Dorf Mecklenburg

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