12.12.1918 - 202 well-known German war dead
Bruno Petzoldt
Sergey Baldaew
Gustav Welzer
Willy Huer
Ad. Erler
Georg Barz
Johann Sigmundsky
Bruno Eckhardt
Marian Foteiyew
Alfred Kahn
Alexander Wolkow
Rafaele Balestrini
Karp Sawcrenko
Giuseppe Tuveri
F. Griehs
Karl Graumann
Wilhelm Walz
Iwan Bulgakow
Michail Rogathjew
Karl Grauel
Wulf Sparberg
Michele Serafino
Karl Berger
Ewald Paul Keil
Max Schulz
Hermann Niklaus
Paul Maljuchow
Otto Rossberg
Hermann Grimsen
Paul Wilmsen
Wilhelm Grallert
Johann Hohnen
Hermann Nagel
Heinrich Kolle
Willy Heidelberger
Friedrich Holldorf
Wilhelm Oelze
Peter Konakow
Paul Fischer
Willy Boths
Hubert Bongartz
Wasili Simakow
Albert Hoos
Heinrich Hoffmann
Erw. Schmidt
Andrei Efimenko
Curt Curs
Pantilimon Gorbunow
Stanislaw Socha
Fritz Heine
August Bieleit
August Brauer
Martin Brögger
Nikolaus Nikoley
Stefan Kudrazof
August Seeland
Johannes Stahlhofen
Johann Balter
August Trendel
Joseph Klawzow
Johann Kagerer
Kalich Stupektow
Anton Ringwalski
Larion Kapibka
Wilhelm Mühlpferdt
Nikolay Gloskoff
Johann Krause
Dimitros Skutelas
Adolf Engler
Antonio Cortona
Wilhelm August Heinrich Holtgrefe
Waldimir Iwanotwitsch Sawinow
Alfons Ebel
Andrey Wlasow
Alois Machut
Axmeti Naumow
Wilhelm Koop
Richard Wenke
Rosario Privitera
Karl Falkenkötter
Peter Nieken
Johann Grzenia
Fritz Löbel
Ludwig Wellmann
Claude Saint Andre
Wassilij Nikolajewitsch Isaitschew
Andrei Gombiner Jsatschewes
Georg Rieckmann
Karl Breuer
Ernst Warmuth
Friedrich Krüger
Josef Schlägel
Jakob Burger
Paul Bauer
Alfred Stark
Kusma Nikitin
Friedrich Haverkamp
Dimenti Grizenko
Gottlob Otterbach

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