Maintenance on the war graves
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.