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New Cemetery for Wehrmacht soldiers opened in Russia

Article about: Hi Guys, please see this link: Cemetery for Wehrmacht soldiers opened in Russia - RT Top Stories Almost 25,000 German soldiers have already been buried in the cemetery near the village of Be

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    Hi Guys, please see this link:

    Cemetery for Wehrmacht soldiers opened in Russia - RT Top Stories

    Almost 25,000 German soldiers have already been buried in the cemetery near the village of Besedino in the Kursk Region.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade,
    It is about time they laid the remains to rest it has been to long
    to hold on to them. I saw a documenary about how many German soldiers remains were housed in store in a warehouse,
    It was full to the roof with bags of remains.
    At least this will bring closure to some of the families.
    dave

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    Great to see at long last , well done Russia , cheers Raymond

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    On my way to a bikers meeting, thise summer, I came by
    Duitse Oorlogsbegraafplaats Lommel - Oorlogsmusea_nl
    Thise cemetery is huge!!
    Here are some pictures I made.
    Sorry about the Flemish link...I did tryed to translate but doing so I came on a other very intresting page about WWII museum's and other places worth seeing.
    Enjoy the link.
    About the cemetery, I must say; I was very impressed and it left a clear influence on the rest of the day. Especialy the way of driving/ handling the bike... so i was been told!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture DSC00004.jpg   DSC00005.jpg  

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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by Panzer 3 View Post
    Hi Ade,
    It is about time they laid the remains to rest it has been to long
    to hold on to them. I saw a documenary about how many German soldiers remains were housed in store in a warehouse,
    It was full to the roof with bags of remains.
    At least this will bring closure to some of the families.
    dave

    Do you happen to remember the name of this documentary?

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    Marcelh
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    I found out last June that my grandfather (Oberleutnant) has been re-interred in Besedino. He fell in June 1942 near to Voronezh. We have always had photos of the grave as it was when he was originally buried and never knew what became of the grave. The wehrmacht tended hide the cemeteries in order to hide casualty numbers. And the russians had no reason to maintain them.

    The German war graves commission was fantastic in being able to notify us of the graves new location. It was fantastic news for my father who was only 3 when he lost his father.

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    Quote by Striker View Post
    Do you happen to remember the name of this documentary?
    That happend in the Czechs Republik. But they are finaly buried by now.

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    Hello everyone,
    memorial is my work in Petsamo,place near Murmansk.Project-Helmut Kern,Vienna,Austria.Open from august 1994....
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Gebirgsjager Dankmal.jpg  

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    Hi Striker,
    sorry i dont know the name or title of the documentary, it was just that i was flicking through the channels and found it. I was very surprised to see how many remains they had kept all those years,
    but thinking about how the russians were back then ( the cold war)
    it was of no surprise. There were thousends of bags with remains of german soldiers in them. But thank god the world is changing and some of the soldiers can now rest in peace, it,s been long time coming.
    Dave.

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