14.11.1918 - 380 well-known German war dead
Friedrich Daubenthaler
Anton Fellensiek
Alfred Kurdelbaum
Paul Leonhardt
Bernhard Zink
Johan Turi
Arthur Zawta
Heinrich Ruthenberger
Alfons Unterberg
Michel Galkin
A.M. Deiesting
Login Gagin
Curt Loebart
Nikolai Tarabenew
Florus Heincke
Viktor Diers
Paul Radtke
Alfons Lang
Georg Marschall
Hermann Lange
Andrey Nilaro
Waldemar Klein
Gustav Wilhelm König
Max Hacker
Johann Ackermann
Ifim Mitschetny
H.W. Lackmann
Gustav Borwoski
Franz Schega
Pjotor Uschatoff
Hermann Steinbach
Heinrich Kropp
Leopoldo Bettini
Paul Lange
Friedrich Plümer
Alfred Viohl
Oswald Klaar
Eduard Buck
Josef Leonhardt
Aloysius Ollosch
Eduard Bruhn
Karl Hemesat
Franz Bankow
Heinrich Bubel
Kurt Kessel
Reinhard Pönig
Rudolf Zank
Johann Ostrowski
Hermann Schulze
Ignatz Jordan
Kurt Delling
Peter Pulatnikow
Walter Bruno Mollbeck
Eduard Fey
Emanuel Dietermann
Reinhold Richert
Max Schulz
Johann Jegle
Wilhelm Geissler
Karl Timmermann
Semion Asaulenko
Paul Wieczoreck
Johann Hein
August Rother
Ehrhard Korn
Ludwig Linneweber
Albert Weng
Ernst Schlagowiski
Heinrich Rothenberger
Abram Sabudjkow
Domenico Conti
Jules Callers
Heinrich von Gaab
Kommin Kupraschin
Hugo Stäglin
Georg Jürgensen
Karl Druppke
Hermann Schulze
Heinrich Kröncke
Johann Jakob
Alexander Smeja
Richard Rössler
Ivan Pankoff
Emil Horn
Wilhelm Schrader
Otto Strauss
Peter Krämer
Georg Stuckenberg
Gustav Kreck
Josef Mastnak
Friedrich Paul Hönig
Theodor Hall
Joseph Horawa
Benedikt Haslinger
Paul Pawlick
Wilhelm Verwohlt

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