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German War Cemetery Vossenack

The Vossenack cemetery (Kriegsgräberstätte) was constructed on a strategic site,Hill 470,by the "German War Graves Commission" during the years 1949 to 1952. Today the cemetery contains the graves of 2,347 war Dead. Among those are 35 men who lost their lives during post-war operations as members of a Ammunition Search and Removal Team. One of the graves is of Fieldmarshall Walter Model, together with another soldier.
(The original tombstone was stolen.)

Since 21 May 2005 a monument a the entrance to the cemetery commemorates Julius Erasmus, a German Engineer Captain who -mostly under risking his life- recovered 1,569 sets of remains of his former comrades from Hürtgen Forest battlefields and personally buried them on this hill.

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