Reference : Totenhügel und Waldfriedhof - die Gräber und Friedhöfe für gefallene Wehrmachtssoldat...
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Totenhügel und Waldfriedhof - die Gräber und Friedhöfe für gefallene Wehrmachtssoldaten während des Zweiten Weltkriegs zwischen individueller Gräberfürsorge und nationalsozialistischem Totenkult
Janz, Nina mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > >]
RIHA Journal
International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA)
[en] Cemetery ; Wehrmacht ; World War II
[en] The German soldiers who fell during the Second World War were buried in large cemetery complexes throughout Europe. Construction and design guidelines drawn up by the Wehrmacht itself put national socialist ideology into a concrete form, furthering the myth of sacrifice for the fatherland. Hitler appointed a special architect, Wilhelm Kreis, to design gigantic memorials. In the course of the war both the Wehrmacht and the architect had to adjust their plans to the realities of war; the "heroic" plans could not be realized.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary History of Luxembourg (LHI)

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