This impressive cemetery contains the burials of 8,542 Soviet prisoners of war who perished in the POW camp Stalag 304 (Stalag IV-H) Zeithain, during the Second World War. Other victims of this camp are buried on the following cemeteries:
"Russenfriedhof Jacobsthal": 12,168 Soviet victims.
"Russenfriedhof Truppenübungsplatz Zeithain 8,561 Soviet victims.
"Russenfriedhof Truppenübungsplatz Zeithain 1,500 Soviet victims.
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- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Jos Birx