Monument to Mass Execution Victims

Monument to Mass Execution Victims

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Burial Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Plot Entrance Grävemeyer Strasse
Memorial ID 98992221 · View Source
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On April 6, 1945, four days before the liberation of Hannover, 154 citizens of the Soviet Union were murdered at a mass execution at this site in the cemetery. They had been ordered to march through the city to the cemetery and dig their own graves.

On May 2, 1945, British and American military officials ordered the exhumation from the mass graves at Seelhorst and a dignified burial at a spot at the north end of the Maschsee Lake in the center of the city, the Ehrenfriedhof am Maschsee-Nordufer.

During the exhumation more mass graves were discovered, of additional forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners. They were also removed on May 2 and 3, 1945, and buried at the Ehrenfriedhof am Maschsee-Nordufer and here in Stadtfriedhof Seelhorst.

This monument was erected at the site of the mass shootings here in the Seelhorst cemetery.

  • Created by: BobB
  • Added: 16 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 98992221
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Monument to Mass Execution Victims (unknown–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98992221, citing Stadtfriedhof Seelhorst, Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany ; Maintained by BobB (contributor 47607961) .