Province of Utrecht selects photo of Uzbeks

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The only photo of the 101 Uzbeks in Kamp Amersfoort is among the 25 most engaging images of the Second World War in the province of Utrecht. This was made known last night. A provincial study group selected the photograph from all Utrecht pictures of World War II. The public chose the photo last night Lees verder…

At Rusthof every war grave will receive a candle

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At Rusthof gaveyard each war grave will have a burning candle on Christmas Eve. Volunteers will place over 1300 of them in total. The candles have been provided by Crematorium and Cemeteries Amersfoort. The Foundation Soviet Military Cemetery will put them in place with the aid of volunteers. Not only on the graves of Soviet Lees verder…

Foundation Soviet Military Cemetery nominated for Golden Terebinth

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The Foundation Soviet Military Cemetery has been nominated for the Golden Terebinth, a national prize for an organization that has made special efforts towards preserving funerary heritage. Whether or not the foundation will receive the prize will become clear on 8 February. In its report the preparatory working group pays tribute to the Foundation Soviet Lees verder…

Milestone: all 101 Uzbeks adopted

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Every grave of the 101 Soviet soldiers who were murdered in and near Kamp Amersfoort, has now been adopted. This week the Foundation Soviet Military Cemetery managed to find the last adopters. In 2010 the foundation started with grave adoption. With the aim of giving a face to the 865 soldiers who lie buried in Lees verder…

Russians take earth of Military Cemetery to Moscow

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A soil sample of the Soviet Military Cemetery is on its way to Moscow. During an official ceremony a bag filled with this ‘holy earth’ was handed over to the Russians. This morning Remco Reiding, who set up the Foundation Soviet Military Cemetery, scraped some sand off the graves on the cemetery. He put this Lees verder…

Russians donate 300.000 euros for renovation Military Cemetery

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The Russian government has earmarked 300.000 euros for the Soviet Military Cemetery in Leusden. The money will serve to replace all 865 headstones at the cemetery in the coming year. “These graves are the tangible and symbolic reminders of our turbulent history”, says Alexander Shulgin, the Russian ambassador in The Netherlands. “We must never forget Lees verder…

Russians want sample of ‘sacred’ Leusden soil

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The Russian authorities want to collect some soil from the Soviet Military Cemetery and bring it to Moscow. There it will get a permanent spot in a monument to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. The Soviet Military Cemetery in Leusden is one of over 15.000 burial grounds from which soil will be Lees verder…

Foundation wants to replace all headstones on Soviet Military Cemetery

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The Soviet Military Cemetery will probably be completely renovated. The Foundation Soviet Military Cemetery and the Netherlands War Graves Foundation want to replace all headstones and are investigating the possibilitiy thereof. On the Soviet Military Cemetery, next to Rusthof graveyard at the Dodeweg in Leusden, lie 865 war victims from the Soviet Union. The cemetery Lees verder…

November 10; guided tour of the Soviet War Cemetery

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The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation is conducting a tour of the Soviet War Cemetery, next to the Rusthof cemetery (Dodeweg 31 in Leusden), on Sunday 10 November at 11.30 am. 865 war victims from the former Soviet Union lie buried here. The tour will be led by researcher/journalist Remco Reiding, who identified hundreds of soldiers Lees verder…

Guided tour of the Soviet War Cemetery

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The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation is conducting a tour of the Soviet War Cemetery, next to the Rusthof cemetery (Dodeweg 31 in Leusden), on Sunday 22 September at 11.30 am. 865 war victims from the former Soviet Union lie buried here. The tour will be led by researcher/journalist Remco Reiding, who identified hundreds of soldiers Lees verder…