German War Graves Commission

Posted on centenarynews.com on 06 March 2013
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The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. (German War Graves Commission) is responsible for overseas German war dead.

The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. describes itself as a "humanitarian organization which is charged by the Federal Republic of taking care of registering the German war dead abroad and ensuring that it is updated and monitored".

"The non-commercial Volksbund organization was founded December 16, 1919 out of necessity. The young republican government was neither politically nor economically in a position to take care of the graves of the soldiers killed in action".

To visit the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. website, click here.

Images courtesy of Wikipedia.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

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