The war cemetery and its history

Information about the war cemetery and its history, the dead, the POW camp and the Irish Cross on the cemetery, shall be given to the interested reader by this page and the other pages about the war cemetery, the POW camp and the Irish High Cross, which can be reached via the menu.

Sign at the entry of the cemetery

In a slightly remote location, about 800 meters from the periphery of Dietkirchen, is located, for some almost forgotten, a POW cemetery, where deceased soldiers of the 1st and 2nd World War are buried.

The cemetery was established as a cemetery of a prisoner of war camp from the 1st World War. In this camp, besides soldiers from many nations, mainly English and Irish prisoners of war were held.

At its peak, the camp housed more than 12,000 prisoners.

Entrance to the cemetery area