Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Gravediggers Cottage

The Gravediggers Cottage
In October of 1832, around 1000 people at Södermalm in Stockholm died from cholera. The victims were buried at night at the Kolerakyrkogården at Skanstull. In total 3500 people died of the disease that year. Two decades later cholera killed another 2800 people here. This building from 1832 was known as the Dödgrävarboställe, the grave-diggers cottage. Today this is a little park.

7 comments:

Maggid said...

Something i would have never known - except you were kind enough to share.
The cottage looks lovely . . .

Marleen said...

Sign of hard times.

s.c said...

What a story. I guess that a lot of country's contain such secrets. You just need someone to uncover.Nice work.

William Kendall said...

A sad tale.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hopefully no longer the grave digger's cottage Steffe ✨

bill burke said...

A sad and devastating period in history.

Sharon said...

Hopefully those days are long gone in your part of the world.