German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by Xavier » 30 Jan 2019 02:51

great detective work G.thanks.!
so, the bodies remained, altought all surface traces were removed...?

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by G. Trifkovic » 30 Jan 2019 03:08

Hi Xavier,

yes, apparently so; whether the authorities decided to remove the remains later on is not known to me.

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by Gewehr41 » 31 Jan 2019 20:30

Hi all, have you contacted Volksbund?

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by FlyingStukas » 13 Mar 2019 09:31

Brilliant work, Gaius!
For the removal of the bodies and their alleged relocation, we would have to ask one of the older employees of the Lav Cemetery, if they have the slightest indication of was it actually done.

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by FlyingStukas » 13 Mar 2019 09:38

Allegedly, the same cemetery from a different angle. Also August 1944. I'm not 100% sure on the link however, it is said that the picture was shared to a Facebook group collecting old photographs of Sarajevo by one of the members. Again, as for one of the previous photos, very hard to determine if the men are SS, due to low image quality (insignia not visible).

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by G. Trifkovic » 01 Jan 2021 18:30

Hi,

just a few photos of the site taken from the east (Patriotske lige Street); until very recently, the ground was practically hidden from sight by thick underbrush, which is now gone. The buildings in the center belong the the hospital, those to the right are the Faculties of Architecture and Construction. The last photo shows the civilian cemetery on the opposite side of the street, with the fog-covered Hum in the distance.

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Jan 2021 14:54

Thanks for the new photos, G.

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That's some nice snow you got there.

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by FlyingStukas » 18 Jan 2021 03:02

Excellent photos, G. If you took them, I hope you have a pleasant stay in Sarajevo.

The question remains - are the remains of fallen German soldiers still at this location? The grave markers were removed post-war, yet I'm not so sure about the remains themselves. If they're still there, this could be of great interest to the Volksbund and the German Embassy.

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by G. Trifkovic » 20 Jan 2021 11:56

Thanks for the new photos, G.

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That's some nice snow you got there.
FlyingStukas wrote:
18 Jan 2021 03:02
Excellent photos, G. If you took them, I hope you have a pleasant stay in Sarajevo.

The question remains - are the remains of fallen German soldiers still at this location? The grave markers were removed post-war, yet I'm not so sure about the remains themselves. If they're still there, this could be of great interest to the Volksbund and the German Embassy.

Filip
Thanks both Ivan and Filip.

@Filip: it doesn't seem to me that anyone is in particular hurry to get the entire cemetery thing moving.

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Gaius

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Re: German Military Cemetery Sarajevo

Post by FlyingStukas » 16 Jun 2021 02:10

Hello all,

Having learnt more about the history of the Lav Graveyard, I want to share the following:
Apparently, the remains of the soldiers were NOT excavated and dug up until the 1980's and the building of the Zetra Olympic Hall. This is interesting as most cemeteries and known graveyards of Axis troops were destroyed by the Partisans through decree in 1945 and 46. Whether the German Volksbund or any other authorities were notified of this, I do not know. Some speculate the remains were all thrown into a mass grave on the location of the Lav Cemetery.

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