6 September: Guided tour of Soviet Military Cemetery

On 6 September at 11.30 hours the Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation will organise a guided tour of the Soviet Military Cemetery next to Rusthof cemetery ((Dodeweg 31, Leusden). Here 865 war victims from the Soviet Union lie buried.

The guided tour will be given by researcher/journalist Remco Reiding, who has identified over 250 soldiers and traced more than two hundred relatives. Thanks to those efforts the Soviet Military Cemetery received more publicity these last years.

Reiding will reveal how the war victims ended up in Leusden, what they went through, how their next of kin was traced and what impact the war had on these families. He also dwells on a number of special headstones. The tour ends with a visit to the Dutch and Allied war graves at Rusthof.

It lasts over an hour and costs 5 euros per person. The tour will be free of charge for contributors and friends of the vfonds. Registration is necessary via rondleidingen@sovjet-ereveld.nl.