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War Cemetery and Mausoleum Jindrichovic, Czech Republic

During WWI, a POW camp was established here, with prisoners mainly from Russia and Serbia working in the local quarry and iron factory. Many of them died under the harsh condition.  Initially, the deceased soldiers were buried in the forest cemetery. After the war, the Yugoslav government founded a Mausoleum at the place, and most of the soldiers remains were exhumed and re-buried in the mausoleum. Remains of numerous Serbian soldiers buried in other places in the Czech Republic were also exhumed and reburied here.

Czech Republic, Karlovary

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military cemetery
  • War monument

Dimensions

1172 m2

State of repair/preservation

Mausoleum: good

Cemetery: bad

Historical WWI Context

During WWI, a POW labor camp was established here, with prisoners mainly from Russia and Serbia working in the local quarry and iron factory. Around 4 000 of them died under the harsh condition.

Initially, the deceased soldiers were buried in the forest cemetery. In 1926, the Yugoslav government founded a Mausoleum near the cemetery, and most of the soldiers remains were exhumed and re-buried in the mausoleum. Remains of numerous Serbian soldiers buried in other places in the Czech Republic and even from abraod were also exhumed and reburied here. In the Netherlands, neutral during WW I,  over 200 000 POWs from both sides were interned. In 1938, most of the remains of the Serbian soldiers died in the Netherlands were transfered to the mausoleum. 

Todaym the remains of around 7 800 Serbian and almost 200 Russian soldiers are burried in the mausoleum.

The cemetery also is the last resting place for several Italian POWs. Thier remains remained in the cemetery on request of the Italian government.

 

State of legal protection

The masoleum is proteted as a Czech Cultural Monument

Owner

Cemetery: Town of Jindrichovice

Mausoleum: ?

Kind of cultural use of WWI

no cultural touristic use

Opening

Cemetery and Mausoleum are free entrance public area.

Entrance Fee

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Two cultural historic towns nearby, Important natural, cultural, and health tourism region.

Karlovy Vary (25 km): www.karlovyvary.cz/en

Marianske Lazne (30 km): www.marianskelazne.cz/en/

Sokolov (18 km): www.sokolov.cz/en/welcome-27268

Accomodation

Karlovy Vary (25 km): www.karlovyvary.cz/en

Marianske Lazne (30 km): www.marianskelazne.cz/en/

Sokolov (18 km): www.sokolov.cz/en/welcome-27268

Public Transport

Only regional bus, low frequency

Further information sources

Other heritage sites nearby

Museums Private Collections

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