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Friedhof Ohlsdorf Hamburg

The Crematorium at the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg was built in 1933. From 1933 about 500 Resistance Fighters were cremated here. In the early years of Concentration Camp Neuengamme, the killed prisoners were cremated here in this Crematorium of Ohlsdorf.

Hamburg-Ohlsdorf Cemetery contains more than 50,000 war burials.

From the First World War:
More than 3,400 German soldiers
676 Commonwealth soldiers
249 war casualties with another nationality

From the Interbellum:
61 revolutionaires who perished between 1918 and 1920

From the Second World War:
1,931 German soldiers
1,889 Commonwealth soldiers
1,932 casualties of concentration camps
1,703 forced labourers/POW's from 28 different countries (384 Soviets)
More than 400 Dutch war casualties
49 refugees
320 foreign war casualties (died after the war)
36,918 casualties of bombardments, died in 1943
2,282 casualties of other bombardments

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  • Text: Kaj Metz & Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Ajepbah