New board members present themselves

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Three new members join the board of the Soviet War Cemetery Foundation on 1 October. They present themselves to you. Rogier Rijkers (48), interim-manager Position: Chairman of the board Rogier Rijkers studied journalism in Utrecht. In the mid-nineties he first came into contact with the Soviet War Cemetery as a reporter for the Amersfoortse Courant. Lees verder…

Rogier Rijkers new chairman Soviet War Cemetery Foundation

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The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation has appointed a new chairman and augments its board with two extra members. They are going to assist in the growth of the organization and the realisation of a visitor’s centre. The foundation made this public today at the annual meeting for donors. Rogier Rijkers succeeds Alex Engbers as chairman Lees verder…

New grave register for Soviet Military Cemetery

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Today, for the first time in 74 years, the names of war victims buried at the Soviet War Cemetery can be looked up. They are recorded in a new grave register. The new register contains – as far as known – the full name, date of birth as well as date and place of death Lees verder…

Cooperation of Soviet War Cemetery and Eemsland camps

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A delegation of the Soviet War Cemetery Foundation has recently visited memorial centre Esterwegen in Germany, where the memory is kept alive of the so called Eemsland camps. Since 1933, just across the border – level with the Dutch province of Drenthe – there were at least fifteen concentration camps, where after the German invasion Lees verder…

German researchers speak at adopters’ day

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On Sunday 25 September from 12.30 to 15.00 hours our annual adopters’ day will be held. As adopter of a soldier at the Soviet War Cemetery you can meet and greet the volunteers of our Foundation as well as other adopters, over snacks and drinks. We are very pleased that the German researchers Jens Hecker Lees verder…

Vuelta passes Soviet War Cemetery

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On Saturday August 20 the cycling peloton of the Vuelta a España passes the Soviet War Cemetery. During the second leg of the Vuelta the riders will race from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht. Passing through Leusden and Amersfoort. From Leusden the riders will enter Amersfoort via the Doornseweg N227. They will continue along the Leusderweg, Borneoplein, Hugo Lees verder…

Many visitors to Soviet War Cemetery on 4 and 9 May

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On 4 May over a thousand people walked across the Soviet War Cemetery during the annual Silent March that precedes the remembrance ceremony of the war dead in the Netherlands. Many hundreds also visited the Soviet War Cemetery on May 9th. In several former Soviet republics the victory over Nazi-Germany is being celebrated on that Lees verder…

Monument unveiled in Germany for soldiers of Soviet War Cemetery

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In Lüdenscheid a monument has been unveiled with the names of 133 war victims from the Soviet Union who lie buried at the Soviet War Cemetery in Leusden. They succumbed in the German town to tuberculosis. The monument represents two lungs full of alveoli. All 234 Soviet soldiers who died in Reservelazarett Baukloh suffered from Lees verder…

Director Cemetery accepts liberation flame

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Every year a group of relay runners from Achterveld fetches the liberation flame from Wageningen, where the surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands was signed in early May 1945. This time Remco Reiding, the director of the Soviet War Cemetery Foundation, was given the honour of accepting this torch on Liberation Day. He Lees verder…

1330 bouquets during day filled with connectivity

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On 3 May volunteers laid 1330 bouquets at the Soviet War Cemetery and the war graves on neighbouring Rusthof. It was an afternoon full of connectivity. Between then and now, there and here. But also – thanks to the participation of youths from the YMCA and Corderius College – between young and old, between different Lees verder…