Grab eines Soldaten

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  • Gerd

    The madness of the war becomes very clear at every turn.

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    • March 18, 2017

  • Robbimama

    After so many years still found and handed over to the family.

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    • August 24, 2017

  • Yvonne

    It is very moving to stand there and look at the "grave" in silence.
    I think it's good that there are such memorials, they do not let our story forget ..

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    • October 11, 2017

  • Karl-Heinz

    At the side of the road Tomb of a fallen soldier in the Hürtgenwald

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    • October 5, 2019

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    "Highlight" is the wrong expression!

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    • April 27, 2020

  • Oliver🌍

    Old positions and cover holes, as well as a memorial stone for two American and one German soldiers, whose skeletons were found during forest work in 1976, tell of killing on both sides. Another victim: American private first class Robert Cahow. His body was found in 2000, and in 2004 relatives set up a memorial stone for her dead.
    A few meters from this memorial is the place where Cahow was found. It is marked with stones as a reminder of the Irish ancestry of the American soldier. The member of the 78th US Division was probably died on December 13, 1944 in an attack on a bunker that no longer exists today.
    Only 50 meters from the stone hill is the former bunker 113, which was probably blown up during the war. Bunker 113 is not the only legacy of the battle in the Hürtgenwald. Three other bunkers are on the edge of the path, blown up after the war.
    At the last bunker, it is easy to determine how difficult it was to blow up the facilities, especially since the pioneers were initially inexperienced. The Americans also found it difficult to blow up the bunkers. Only when they filled the facilities with water to increase their explosive power did their efforts show success. (Source: Aachener Zeitung)

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    • May 9, 2020

  • Piet

    Part of the story ... there was also a bad time in the beautiful Eifel

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Katharina

    It is amazing that even in the present day remains are still being found (and identified!) Of people who died in the battle of 1944.

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    • August 27, 2020

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Location: Hürtgenwald, Düren, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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