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German War Graves Cemetery Friedhof Ohlsdorf Hamburg

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

Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871):
Soldiers who died of wounds and sickness in military hospitals of Hamburg.

First World War:
More than 3,400 German soldiers

Interbellum:
61 revolutionaries who perished between 1918 and 1920

Second World War:
1,931 German soldiers
49 refugees
36,918 casualties of bombardments, died in 1943
2,282 casualties of other bombardments

Ohlsdorf Cemetery contains a memorial commemorating the victims of the Hamburg bombing between 25 July and 3 August 1943. The memorial is located in the middle of the cross shaped mass grave of 38.000 victims. The memorial shows a boat on the river Styx.

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