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 witch 296 casualties. When new German casualties worden found in Normandy, they will be buried in this hill. So the number of casualties on this cemetery is still rising.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Jos Sporck (1) & Ewoud van Eig (2,3,4,5)
Address and contactinformation
- 14230 La Cambe
- +33 0231227076
- +33 0231220527
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
Sorry, no map found.
Point of interest
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Biegeleben, Freiherr von, Arnold||October 11th, 1940|
|Dawans, Ritter und Edler von, Sigismund-Hellmuth||June 10th, 1944|
|Michael, Bernhard||June 6th, 1944|
|Welsch, Willi||July 26th, 1944|
|Wittmann, Michael||August 8th, 1944|
- 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