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Prisoners of War Memorial

Year of construction: 1918

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Prisoners of War Memorial

On the site of the former camp for prisoners of war near Cheb, two memorials designed by local sculptor Karl Wilfert Jr. were erected in 1917 in honour of the 420 Russians and 225 Muslims buried here during World War I. Both monuments survived to this date, yet they are in a very poor condition. After 1960, most of the tombstones were used for the foundations of weekend houses built around the newly constructed Jesenice dam and water reservoir.

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Das Denkmal steht unweit einer Bungalowsiedlung im Stadtteil Podhrad.

 

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Address: Podhrad

 

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Memorial to Russian POWs in Podhrad. Around 1920

Memorial to Russian POWs in Podhrad. Around 1920

Memorial to Russian POWs in Podhrad. 2005

Memorial to Russian POWs in Podhrad. 2005

Memorial to Muslim POWs in Podhrad. Around 1920

Memorial to Muslim POWs in Podhrad. Around 1920

 
Memorial to Muslim POWs in Podhrad. 2005

Memorial to Muslim POWs in Podhrad. 2005

 

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

 
Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

Prisoners of War Memorial 2013

 
 

 
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