18.12.1918 - 174 well-known German war dead
Egbert Johann Frerssen
Gustav Steinhardt
J. Verfers
Emil Heimann
Max Schulze
Christian Ehlers
Klumpp
Wladimir Suchansky
Philipp Anthe
Paul Siebig
Fritz Reuter
Robert Rummel
Heinrich Krosch
Ernst Sacyei
Hermann Friedrich Heinrich Wulff
Antonio de Rosa
Emil Bens
Zivan Stokitsch
Friedrich Wenz
Otto Haberstroh
Eugen Bablon
Erich Schröder
Richard Krüger
Hans Zeeck
Michail Schirkow
Erich Gag
Wilhelm Rinker
Karl Schnitzler
Karl Tilse
Richard Oskar Wenzel
Erich Schannewitzki
Erwin Alwin Friedr. Ludwig
Semjon Gersasimow
Simion Schernenkow
Adolf Hober
Otto Eugen Schmidt
Johann Pasch
Johann Zeleb
Albert Heine
Paul Knopf
Peter Jaroschow
Hans Helmann
Georg Brecht
Adolf Salkewitsch
Josef Kanalas
Alfred Brjesan
Reinhard Drechsler
Paul Bauer
Fritz Höhl
Richard Friedrich Wilhelm Pieper
Karl Wittkowsky
E. Donnerstag
Stepan Ostimow
Michele Pepi
Alfred Melis
Johannes Lorent Petersen
Hermann Ehrenreich
Paul Spies
Raymond Alphonse Bernier
Anton Diedrich
Georg Welte
Fedor Berosowski
Emil Dörr
Philippe Lordey
Martin Miller
Hans Hollender
Heinrich Ernst Gottfried Meimerstorf
Kinast
Max Hollweg
Johann Hansen
Adolf Kühnast
Peter Euler
Iwan Breschowsky
Dimitry Koschelew
Hubert Douvern
Francesco Jalicchio
Wilhelm Prick
Pius Lorenz
Rudolf Walle
Ottokar Lindemann
Hermann Schimanski
Heinrich Hansen
Paul Knoll
Jakob Ludwig
Sreten Storjanowitsch
Johann Pastoors
Friedrich Erdmann
Fjoder Protoginow
Wilhelm Fritz Wunram
Giovanni Pieroni
Heinrich Wenzel
Karl Robert Schlesinger
Heinrich Bode
Bernhard Bruno Beck
Jefim Kleschew
Adolf Schofer
Karl Paarmann
Felix Grossmann
Walter Spangenberg
Arnold Schaa

Welcome to the theme site of the German War Graves Commission

On this site, we have brought together information on the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the First World War and we are presenting selected commemorative plans, projects and events organised by the Commission and other organisations, as well as institutions from Germany and other countries.

Here, you can find, amongst other things, ideas for projects for schoolchildren and teenagers, tips for the organisation and staging of commemorative events, information on planned commemorative events, and other background information on the subject.

The website is regularly updated. You are invited to subscribe your own projects here too, in order to provide interested parties with information that is as comprehensive as possible and to present your own projects.

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. In this "great seminal catastrophe" of the 20th century with its murderous, costly battles, almost 10 million soldiers died a gruesome death; a further 20 million were wounded and were physically or mentally scarred for life. Entire regions were devastated – broken up by shells, contaminated by poison gas. Names like Verdun, Ypres, Tannenberg or the Somme stand for a hitherto unprecedented level of mass slaughter, which makes a mockery of the propaganda of the time that told of a "hero's death".

The First World War changed the lives of the people, societies and states in Europe. The common memory of this collective nightmare, its causes and effects is, therefore, an indispensable part of the European integration process. In spite of differences in national cultures of remembrance, we have the fundamental conviction that we are, today, more than an artificially created community for solving current financial and economic problems.

The Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Juncker, therefore answered sceptics as follows in his commemorative address at the German Bundestag on the German National Day of Mourning in 2008:

„Anyone who doubts Europe, anyone who despairs of Europe should visit the war cemeteries! Nowhere is it possible to feel more vividly, more forcefully and more movingly what European conflict at its worst can achieve.“

Jean-Claude Juncker – The Prime Minister of Luxembourg