22.08.1918 - 865 well-known German war dead
Wilhelm Friedrich
Josef Rötzer
Walter Brenner
Johannes Noack
Richard Adler
Paul Gaudig
Wilhelm Müller
Ludwig Schmidt
Georg Schneider
Josef Miller
Kasimir Siwak
Heinrich Klenk
Otto Ziegenhagen
Richard Hager
Theophil Regal
August Müller
Reinhold Hoheisel
Josef Grabowski
Hermann Welker
Karl Lind
Klemens Maier
Karl Habeck
Gottlieb Wollborn
Wilhelm Lange
Franz Ullmann
Johann Steiner
Fritz Strobel
Gustav Altmann
Josef Jedrysiak
Philipp Schulz
Otto Gustav Hermann Heinecke
Johann Rudisch
Karl Melchior
Jakob Kleespies
Alfred Gleicher
Albert Daschner
Hans Gockerell
Gustav Spittka
Johann Schuster
Otto Lorenz
Johannes Heller
Hugo Rönsch
Karl Wagner
Jakob Heid
Hermann Stäger
Paul Miess
Josef Gaiser
Josef Heinzler
Erich König
Heinrich Brockmann
Hans Koch
Hermann Kirst
Andreas Dorsch
Wilhelm Scheiff
Johann Schädle
Peter Maas
Max Opitz
Wilhelm Gatzka
Wilhelm Karl Gradler
Martin Hopp
Albert Müller
Luitpold Brunnett
Eduard Gehrig
Otto Peetz
Nikolaus Ziegler
Heinrich Lengemann
Fritz Kleilein
Josef Weber
Heinrich Guthmüller
Walter Kampe
Wilhelm Kramp
Ernst Widmaier
Michael Mahr
Johann Schulte
Ernst Wandmacker
Hermann Wegiel
Johannes Hildebrandt
Paul Tröger
Franz Strauss
Michael Rückert
Johann Buridack
Josef Niermann
Gustav Bruns
Rudolf Hahn
Karl Weber
Friedrich Wieth
Eugen Hagenlocher
Alfred Feitner
Johann Krupa
Otto Bauer
Felix Thomasneck
Otto Kappes
Paul Kratzel
Bernhard Schlosser
Arthur Lange
Karl Wiedmann
Emil Weber
Gottlob Walz
Wilhelm Bartels
Reinhold Fricke

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