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Virtual Kurtenhof

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Hidden : 6/29/2003
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

This virtual cache is at the heart of an important if little known World War Two memorial site that reflects the terrible human toll the twentieth century exacted upon Latvia. Today the cache location is open to the public in a state preserved area with open fields featuring statutes, a permanent museum exhibition, and the outlines of structures. It is about 18 kilometers southeast of Riga, Latvia.

NOTE: A "virtual cache" is a location (usually without a logbook). "Cache finders" wishing to claim this site should answer the following question: What is the aural symbol which ummistakably reminds you of what existed and was lost in this place of pain. Extra points for reporting the "frequency" of the aural symbol. The answer is obvious to a geocacher who successfully reaches the correct coordinates of the virtual cache. Logged entrys on the website should be accompanied by a separate email to the "cache hider", which correctly answers the question, to assure the 'cache seeker's entry is not deleted.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh ner va pragre bs gur Xhegraubs qrngu pnzc va Fnynfcvyf, n snpvyvgl eha ol Anmv Treznal va Yngivn sebz 1941 gb Bpgbore 1944 jurer bire 100,000 crbcyr crevfurq. Fgnaqvat ba gur pnpur, ng gur aneebj abegu raq bs gur oynpx zneoyr oybpx, lbh urne va gur rrevr fvyrapr n fbhaq juvpu lbh zhfg vqragvsl. Rkgen cbvagf vs lbh pna gryy ubj znal ercrgvgvbaf bs gur fbhaq bpphe cre havg bs gvzr. Cbfg n cubgb bs lbhefrys ng gur fvgr, vs lbh pna!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

  • Entry to the siteThe Soviet-era memorial on the site features this large concrete wall, upon which are the words attributed to one prisoner who survived: "Beyond these gates, the Earth moans"
  • Kurtenhof MemorialThe marble memorial to the many victims of Kurtenhof - frequently covered with flowers placed by families of victims.
  • Text in Kurtenhof museumThis text appears in a glass window in the large, angled concrete structure which serves as the entryway to the site. There is one archival photograph of the camp and several pen-and-ink drawings.

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