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The "Karnickelberg" Cemetery


Adjacent to what is now the Bautzen Penitentiary is the hill called "Karnickelberg", or "Rabbit Hill", where many of those who died in the Soviet special camp were buried. Here the City of Bautzen, with the aid of national and state funds and in cooperation with the former inmates' association and the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund German Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V.), has established a cemetery for the victims of Communist dictatorship who died in the Bautzen prisons. From 1992 to 1994, some of the remains of those who had died in the Soviet camp and been buried in unmarked graves were recovered under difficult conditions and brought to the site. The remains of 248 victims now rest in the new cemetery in ten rows of graves. The site also commemorates the dead who can no longer be located.

Images/ impressions

  • Gedenkstein
  • Kreuz hinter dem Altar
  • Erweitertes Gräberfeld
  • Impression Gräberfeld

Fotos Nele Latotzky

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