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Soldatenfriedhof Hürtgen

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Possie1982 wrote a review Nov 2017
Eeklo, Belgium77 contributions19 helpful votes
Very interesting place. Noticable are the Kameradenkreuze (twin crosses). Had a very interesting tour with Kampos (Facebook) there. Interesting battlefield tour guide with lots of stories and details about this cemetery.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Colin M wrote a review Jun 2017
Perth, United Kingdom168 contributions37 helpful votes
This proved an interesting visit, although the grave of Model was missing as someone had taken away the plaque.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Nick S wrote a review May 2017
St Albans, United Kingdom259 contributions51 helpful votes
Located next to the road from Hurtgen to Germeter this cemetery has its own small carpark and is respectfully maintained. It provides a calm and respectful memorial to the fighting which took place here in 1944. Don't let the number of headstones fool you, because under each one rests up to 8 combatants, many of which are simply listed as 'unbekannter soldaten' (unknown soldier). There are no American graves here, because American soldiers were not allowed to be buried on 'enemy' territory. The respectful traveller will allow 15 minutes from their busy schedule to pay their respects. The historian traveller should combine this stop with a visit to a second cemetery south of Vossenack, a visit to the 1944 museum in Vossenack (open Sundays only), a walk down the Kall trail to Mestrenger Muhle and Kommerschiedt, and spend some time exploring the numerous bunker locations in the vicinity.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Travelingjohn123 wrote a review Nov 2016
Peterlee, United Kingdom2,104 contributions478 helpful votes
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I have visited many British and commonwealth war cemeteries and always find them fascinating and moving places. This was the first German cemetery I have visited and they are tended with equal care and respect. This was a very moving experience to see that despite being our enemies once, they share so much and they hurt and die the same as the western allies. A cemetery for the Germans who died in the Huertgen Battles. The cemetery itself is beautifully laid out but shares many differences to Commonwealth cemeteries - the dead are buried 6 to a grave plot and are remembered only by their names (no ranks or ages or dates of death or regiments etc) which I feel makes the soldiers anonymous but for the one thing they share - brave men who died in battle. RIP
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Tupelo010835 wrote a review Jun 2016
Denton, Texas1,950 contributions516 helpful votes
While visiting WWII sites throughout the region we stopped at the SH. Glad we did. We spent the better part of an hour here just walking amongst the tombstones. Seems that all of the graves we saw were 6 to a plot. The literature speaks to the soldiers being buried with their comrades. Hence the name - comrade graves. Recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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