Poland 1 Sep 1939

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Poland 1 Sep 1939

Post by Peter » 22 Sep 2022 13:25

Is there a war cemetery in Poland where most of the German casualties from 1 Sep 1939 are buried ?
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Re: Poland 1 Sep 1939

Post by GregSingh » 28 Sep 2022 09:34

One to consider would be cemetery in Mławka.
According to Polish sources majority of German soldiers KIA in Battle of Mława were burried there.
I'm not sure about exact numbers, but again according to Polish sources up to 1800 (?!) Germans were killed during September 1-3 battle; and there were still ca. 1500 graves in 1945.

In late 1990's cemetery in Mławka was reorganized / reconstructed with help from Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. and currently up to 12000 names is listed there, but I suspect majority are from 1945 battles and reburried from nearby places.
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Re: Poland 1 Sep 1939

Post by Peter » 28 Sep 2022 09:44

Thanks Greg

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Re: Poland 1 Sep 1939

Post by henryk » 28 Sep 2022 20:56

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cmentarz_ ... %C5%82awce
Google translation:
Mławka - the cemetery of the soldiers of the German army from World War I and II (German: Deutsche Kriegsgräberstätte Mlawka) - a cemetery from World War I and World War II located in the Działdowo district, commune of Iłowo-Osada. The cemetery is located north-west of Mława, among a forest, about 300 meters from the road 544 Mława - Działdowo. The cemetery is surrounded by a fence. It is largely wooded. The cemetery was established during World War I and an indefinite number of soldiers from the German Empire were buried there.

During the German invasion of Poland in 1939, a four-day battle, known as the Battle of Mława, took place near Mława. About 1,200 Polish and 1,800 German soldiers died as a result of the fighting. German soldiers were buried in three collective cemeteries. One of them was located in the immediate vicinity of the World War I cemetery. In 1940–1944, the cemetery was built and maintained by Polish prisoners of the Nazi camps in Iłów and Mławka. Until 1945, 1,547 German soldiers were buried there.

Thanks to the efforts of the German People's Union for the Protection of War Graves (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfursorge e. V) and the Polish Remembrance Foundation, the necropolis was reconstructed in the 1990s, and the opening ceremony took place on October 5, 1996. Exhumed soldiers from nearby cemeteries were moved to the cemetery. The total number of burials from the period of World War II is 12,479. The vast majority of the names of those buried are engraved on several dozen granite blocks.

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Re: Poland 1 Sep 1939

Post by Peter » 29 Sep 2022 16:42

thank you Henryk

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