The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation

Stichting Sovjet Ereveld

The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation was founded on 29 January 2010. The foundation has the following main goals:

  • preserving and improving the Soviet War Cemetery, cultural heritage in the municipality of Leusden
  • research of the destiny of the 865 soldiers from the former Soviet Union who are buried on the War Cemetery in Leusden
  • tracing their relatives
  • organizing the visit of the relatives to the graves and
  • keeping the memory of the soldiers alive via publications, audio, video and digital productions
  • raising the historical awareness and increasing understanding of the enormous sacrifices made by the people of various former Soviet republics during WWII
  • reaching out to more young people and involving them in various projects

The foundation is an approved cultural Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI, algemeen nut beogende instelling).

Donations are very much appreciated on the account IBAN NL88RABO0127654739 in the name of Stichting Sovjet Ereveld.

The foundation is registered at the Chamber of Commerce for Gooi, Eem and Flevoland under number 32167973 (RSIN: 8219.76.175)

The organisation

The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation employs over 30 permanent volunteers. Are you willing to do volunteer work? If so we will gladly talk with you about a fitting contribution. Click here for more information.

The director of the foundation is Mr. R. (Remco) Reiding BJ

The board of the Foundation consists of:

  • A.J.M. (Alex) Engbers, MA, chairman
  • Mr. R.J. (Ruud) van Heel, treasurer
  • Dr. I.A. (Ilse) Matser, secretary (education)

Remuneration Policy: No (unsalaried members of the board)

From left to right: Alex Engbers (chairman), Ilse Matser (secretary), Ruud van Heel (treasurer) and Remco Reiding (director).

Advisory board

Furthermore the foundation possesses an Advisory Board for the future visitor centre, consisting of:

  • Mr. (E) Erik van den Dungen Ph.D, Director War Museum Overloon
  • Mrs. Dr. E.S. (Els) van Eijck van Heslinga, Chairmen of the Board Museum Register Netherlands
  • Mrs. Y.A. (Yvonne) van Genugten Ph.D, Director East Indies Remembrance Centre
  • Mr. O (Otto) Maurer PH.D, Director and curator art museum Flehite

Contact information

Our contact information can be found here.


Here you will find:
Our Statement
The balance sheet (2021) and income and expenditure accounts (2021).
report of our activities in 2021 and an appendix to our annual report for 2021.