Lilienhofstrasse Cemetery

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The cemetery on Lilienthalstrasse was opened in 1938 and was active through1940’s, serving as a resting place for the soldiers of Wehrmacht, fallen on the fronts of World War II.

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It encompasses graves of known victims, mass graves of unknown soldiers as well as various statues erected to their memory.

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In the beginning the cemetery was used strictly for military funerals, however as the war moved closer to home, it increasingly started to take cilvilian victims of war.

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