15.12.1918 - 124 well-known German war dead
Karl Fuchs
Otto Miara
Otto Fricker
Oskar Krüpke
Richard Freund
Wladislaus Muszynski
Johann Schomer
Heinrich Prüll
Ernst Oskar Junghans
Wilhelm Lang
Georg Fehling
Karl Wenzke
Antonius Althoff
Konrad Müller
Paul Szczepanek
Wladislaw Diekowsky
Eduard-Friedrich Dege
Sisto Capirossi
Wilhelm Schwärzel
Arno Edwin Zimmermann
Fr. Wilhelm Michel
Max Clemens
Otto Firmer
Iwan Paramonoff
Friedrich Rein
Jan Bresjak
Joseph Müller
Paul Teyke
Sylvester Bukall
Heinrich Schaberg
Johann Kopp
Josef Portugall
Iwan Suchoff
Franz Schiliga
Gaston Arrien
Paul Hauck
Alois Klein
Otto Vollbrecht
Heinrich Siegemeyer
Willy Hellmuth Albin Pielgarn
Wilhelm Meyer
Hermann Buchholz
Jrofim Gretschani
Max Klein
Wilhelm Kessler
Friedrich Kühnen
Otto Vollmert
Josef Kaiser
Hermann Weinberg
Emil Schultz
Iwan Podolak
Anton Soslawsky
Michele Pero
Alexej Stepanow
Karl Danielson
Martin Weyers
Bernhard Raastaake
Karl Ritter
Josef Pfeiffenberger
Peter Schlymos
Wasili Botkin
Otto Weyand
Friedrich Wilhelm Kaufmann
Gustav Junghahn
Johann Steinhäuser
Xaver Schäfer
Polikarps Kozenzen
Albert Drodsewski
Alexander Grankow
Anguel Pliakoff
Franz von Laffert
Heinrich Ricklefs
Hugo Stemmler
Effzi Doroschenko
Raymond Bischebois
Vincenz Makowski
G. Kornblum
Alexander Samyslow
Otto Wienert
Bernhard Uphoff
Jochum Dresch
Ludwig Deeg
Andrei Tivenin
Friedrich Kämpfer
Ilia Tschernow
Hans Claus Adolf Theodor Freitag
Ernst Deutsch
Luigi Tango
Paul Bräunlich
Bron. Ewertowsky
Richard Häusler
Heinrich Buchheit
Gustav Kelz
Richard Zeibig
Speridon Medjedjew
Wilhelm Kobow
Lugi Di Cesare Tanco
Felimon Sanlak
Grigor Sinowjew
Otto Weber

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