Visit to Peenemünde

Expedition 13: Karlshagen Cemetery
September 12, 2002

South of Karlshagen, in Trassenheide, there is the war graves cemetery with the graves of the scientists, engineers, forced labour convicts and prisoners of war, who died in the allied air raids of August 17th/18th, 1943 and July 18th, 1944.

"At this site rest 213 forced labour convicts"

"Cemetery of the 2000 victims of the air raids on Peenemünde
and Karlshagen on August 17th/18th 1944 and July 18th 1944"

Grave of the propulsion engineer Walter Thiel and family

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Text and photos: Copyright by F. Leuband
Updated  2003/12/27