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Author Topic: Russian POW war cemetary Oerbke and Bergen [G]  (Read 1509 times)
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« on: 13 October 2014, 09:47:06 »

At Bergen Hohne shooting range near the small hamlet of Oerbke was a Russian POW camp.
Russian soldiers were held prisoned here in this camp which was only a large field with a fence around it.
No houses, prisoners had to dig holes to get any shelter.

When the last Russians were gone this camp was used among others in the area to "house" Italian prisoners of war.
Over 50.000 Russian prisoners were buried at Bergen.
The graves are the small square fields with the heath planted on top.
Interesting were the little bricks with the names of known Russian soldiers, these are all made by German scholars.
When you follow the Panzerringstrasse you will find a sign along the road directing you to the memorial site.


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