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Germany: Von der Leyen oversees the burial of Russian and German WWII soldiers in Halbe 02:21

Germany: Von der Leyen oversees the burial of Russian and German WWII soldiers in Halbe

Germany, Halbe
August 23, 2016 at 14:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen arrived at the forest cemetery, in Halbe, Brandenburg on Monday, to participate in the burial of German and Russian soldiers who fought in World War II.

The coffins with remains of 71 soldiers were buried in the cemetery. By the end of the ceremony, von der Leyen laid flowers at the grave stone of Russian forced labourers, who died in the region.

The cemetery in Halbe is the biggest cemetery for the victims of the World War II, with the remains of some 28,000 soldiers buried in the vicinity.

Germany: Von der Leyen oversees the burial of Russian and German WWII soldiers in Halbe 02:21
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German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen arrived at the forest cemetery, in Halbe, Brandenburg on Monday, to participate in the burial of German and Russian soldiers who fought in World War II.

The coffins with remains of 71 soldiers were buried in the cemetery. By the end of the ceremony, von der Leyen laid flowers at the grave stone of Russian forced labourers, who died in the region.

The cemetery in Halbe is the biggest cemetery for the victims of the World War II, with the remains of some 28,000 soldiers buried in the vicinity.

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