And people would say: ‘You can stop now’, but I couldn’t stop. I kept experiencing it.
The monastery in St. Annaberg was a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholic pilgrims. Despite opposition of the Nazis, 130,000 Catholic pilgrims came there in 1938. In 1941, the Gestapo requisitioned the buildings of the monastery. The monastery was a shrine for both Poles and Germans, but the issues of the day determined who was in charge of the hill.