Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V.
The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. is a humanitarian organisation. On behalf of the Federal Government, it is dedicated to the task of recording, preserving and caring for the graves of German war dead abroad. The War Graves Commission looks after relatives in questions of war graves care, it advises public and private bodies, it supports international cooperation in the field of war graves care and promotes education and encounters between young people at the resting places of the dead. The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. is also a recognised voluntary youth welfare organisation and is the only war graves service in the world to carry out its own youth and school work. In 2014, it received the Westphalian Peace Prize for its outstanding international education and peace work.