Friedhof Horst-Süd

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Friedhof Horst-Süd

Also known as Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen-Horst

Am Schleusengraben 11
Gelsenkirchen, Stadtkreis Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 45899 Germany
Memorials 304 added (55% photographed)

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This is the newest cemetery in Horst. It's owned and run by the city of Gelsenkirchen. It has thousands of war graves which are maintained as memorials against the terror of war. One of the memorials is a mass grave for 150 Hungarian Jewish forced labor workers (women and girls), who died during an Allied air raid in September of 1944. There is also a plot with 884 Russian war graves. Many of those prisoners of war had been forced to work in local factories or mines, often until their death. Two German war grave areas (22 burials from WW I, and 1684 graves from WW II) are also kept as memorials.

List of all cemeteries in Gelsenkirchen:

Non-Denominational (city managed):
Friedhof Hassel-Oberfeldingen
Hauptfriedhof Gelsenkirchen-Buer
Friedhof Horst-Süd
Friedhof Beckhausen-Sutum
Westfriedhof Gelsenkirchen-Hessler
Ostfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Friedhof Rotthausen
Evangelischer Altstadtfriedhof
Evangelischer Friedhof Resse
Friedhof Rosenhügel
Evangelischer Gemeindefriedhof Auf der Hardt
Katholischer Altstadtfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Katholischer Friedhof Hohenfriedberger Strasse
Katholischer Friedhof Resse
Katholischer Friedhof Sankt Franziskus
Katholischer Friedhof Sankt Joseph
Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Friedhof Gelsenkirchen
Friedhof der Ev.-methodistischen Kirche
Jüdischer Friedhof Gelsenkirchen
Closed (or partially closed) cemeteries:
Friedhof Horst-Nord
Nordfriedhof Hassel
Friedhof Alt-Beckhausen
Alter Friedhof Buer

Please note that the graves in Germany are not perpetual. After a certain period of repose (20-30 years) the graves are being leveled and re-used. There is no toxic embalming being done in Germany, so the coffin and the corpse have decomposed naturally. If the family of the deceased decides to purchase another period, the duration can be extended by another 20 or 30 years.
War Graves are considered memorials and are kept up by the owner of the cemetery. Those are kept forever.

The data for the war graves was mainly collected by the "GELSENZENTRUM", a portal for the history of Gelsenkirchen. The collection of prisoner ID cards was researched and compiled by the OBD Data Bank, a German-Russian historical project, financed by the German government.


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GPS Coordinates: 51.5316200, 7.0392830

  • Added: 16 Oct 2014
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