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POW Cemetery Jacobsthall

Friedhof II, POW Cemetery JacobsthalI formerly "Russenfriedhof Jacobsthal".
This cemetery, which was built in December 1941, is one of the four prisoner-of-war cemeteries of the POW Camp Zeithain. 12,168 prisoners of war were buried on this cemetery.
Until the end of December 1942 this graveyard was in use and mainly the victims of the typhus epidemic were buried.

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  • Text: Jos Birx
  • Photos: Jos Birx