On Easter Sunday 1945, Winterberg was occupied by U.S. forces. Only one civilian was killed. This was Pastor (Pfarrer) Heinrich Hackenberg, he was hit in his head by a grenade splinter. Heinrich Hackenberg was Pastor in Winterberg during the war years. He is buried next to St. James Church.
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- Text: TracesOfWar.nl
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