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Maintenance on the war graves

Maintenance on the war graves

Details of the offer:

  • Category: Workshop
  • Duration: on request and by arrangement
  • For young people aged 14 and over and adults

A traditional and necessary part of the German War Graves Commission’s youth work. It’s well-known wisdom that you can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats its dead. Because of this, we think it is important that young people do not take a well-maintained cemetery for granted. Someone has to do it. By taking on this task of community spirit, young people also make a personal connection with a grave: a person lies here, and his or her name is (at best) on the cross at eye level. This triggers a reflection that most participants often experience as something very valuable.