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German War Cemetery La Cambe

(France - Basse-Normandie - La Cambe)

German War Cemetery (Kriegsgräberstätte) with 21,160 graves. The hill in the middle of the cemetery is a mass grave with 296 casualties.

Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.


  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze (1), Mia van den Berg (2) en Ewoud van Eig (3, 4, 5)

Address and contactinformation

14230 La Cambe
+33 0231227076
+33 0231220527
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Amongst others, the following persons are buried here or mentioned on the Wall of Missing (Overview)

Kaminski, Erwin
* February 3rd, 1925
† July 31st, 1944
Plot: 4 Row: 1 Grave: 5
Rudisele, Karl
* November 22nd, 1916
† August 10th, 1944
Plot: 9 Row: 2 Grave: 62
Weber, Günther
* December 24th, 1924
† August 8th, 1944
Plot: 47 Row: 2 Grave: 120

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Visitor reactions



Wilhelm Beck is a distant relative of mine, I am researching him and found this picture of the memorials.
By: Shane
City: Houston
Date and time: 18-11-2009 13:18:39
Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars
My wife and I are from Canada. We visited the La Cambe cemetery in October 2008. Despite knowing that it is a memorial to an occupying army, one cannot help being deeply moved by these quiet grounds, where so many markers read simply, "Ein Deutschen Soldaten". At the gate, there is an inscription which says that not all soldiers choose the cause for which they fight and die. This cemetery is a beautiful memorial to the fact that death knows neither war nor enemy. I am very grateful to France for permitting a place on her soil that recognizes the sacrifice of the soldiers of Germany.
By: Michael J DiCola
City: Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Date and time: 29-11-2008 23:23:37