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Mass grave of German prisoners of war
Shchyolkovo

Grave of 82 German prisoners of war who died in 1945-1947.

Inscription on the stone (in Deutsch):

Hier auf dem Schelkowoer Boden bei dem dorf Koschino ruhen 82 deutsche Kriegsgefangene aus den lagern 334.ORB, 389.ORB, 482.ORR  1945 • 1947

Copyright: Dmitry Argunov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 29/06/2011
Uploaded: 30/06/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
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