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German Military Cemetery of Recogne

Tombes du cimetière allemand de Recogne.
The cemetery of Recogne honors the German soldiers who lost their lives during the Second World War. And for half of them, during the Battle of the Bulge. Furthermore, it is a place of remembrance for the families who lost their loved ones and wished to honor the memory of the missing.

Memory of Stones: a place of remembrance

German graves in the cemetery of Recogne
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Nearly 6,810 German soldiers are buried in this cemetery, which was inaugurated on 25 September 1960.

In 1945, the Americans had set up the first temporary cemetery in this village adjacent to Foy. The two burial spaces, American and German, were facing each other.

En 1948, les combattants américains sont transférés dans le grand cimetière d’Henri-Chapelle. Restera le cimetière militaire allemand qui recevra les dépouilles de soldats abattus dans d’autres combats.

In 1954, the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfuürsorge, the German War Graves Commission, reorganized the space. A wall and a chapel made of red Eifel sandstone were erected. The crosses, originally made of concrete, were replaced by other crosses made of natural stone. Young people from six nations kindly offered to help with the erection of the cemetery fence and the lawn for the graves.

Chapel in the cemetery of Recogne
© Land of Memory

Useful information

Recogne, 27
6600 Bastogne
Country Belgium
Telephone 00 32 (0) 61 26 76 11
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