German War Cemetery Vossenack
The Vossenack cemetery (Kriegsgräberstätte) was constructed on a strategic site,Hill 470,by the “German War Graves Commission" during the years 1949 to 1952. Today the cemetery contains the graves of 2,347 war Dead. Among those are 35 men who lost their lives during post-war operations as members of a Ammunition Search and Removal Team. One of the graves is of Fieldmarshall Walter Model, together with another soldier.
Since 21 May 2005 a monument a the entrance to the cemetery commemorates Julius Erasmus, a German Engineer Captain who -mostly under risking his life- recovered 1,569 sets of remains of his former comrades from Hürtgen Forest battlefields and personally buried them on this hill.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorgung e.V.
- Photos: Marcel Jans (1,2,3), Fedor de Vries (4) & Yvonne Tepen (5)
Address and contactinformation
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Where is it?
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Point of interest
- Remembrance Cross Battles for Schmidt
- Memorial 116 Panzer Division "Windhund"
- Plaque Commemorating Casualties
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Model, Walter||April 21st, 1945|