The Gadka Stara war cemetery for 2000 fallen German and Russian soldiers of the First World War contains an unusual mass grave with the remains of 9 German soldiers who fell near Lódz in 1939. The last sentence on the grave stone reads:
"SIE STARBEN FOR GROSSDEUTSCHLAND AM 8 SEPTEMBER 1939"
("THEY FELL FOR GREATER GERMANY ON 8 SEPTEMBER 1939")
"Großdeutschland" was the official name of the Germany Reich from 1938 to 1943.
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