Ogre
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Sunday, July 14

Today is a name day for
Ritvars, Oskars, Anvars

Soldiers’ Cemetery in Jānis Čakste’s Street

Address Jānis Čakste’s street, Ogre
Description

 

The cemetery is the final resting place of Russian and German soldiers who died in World War I, German soldiers who were killed in World War II, and German war prisoners who died after the war. The cemetery was designed by architect I.Priedīte. The crosses bear the names of the soldiers whose burial places are known. The names of the other soldiers buried in Ogre are engraved on memorial plaques in the central square of the cemetery.

The cemetery was created in 1917 when 355 German and Russian soldiers killed in the battles for Riga were buried there. During the Second World War, the cemetery was expanded to make space for German soldiers who died in the battles and military hospitals. After World War II, German prisoners of war and those deceased in custody in Ogre, as well as the Latvians interned by the Soviet regime, were also buried here. In 2002, the German War Graves Commission, involving the Bundeswehr soldiers, began the restoration of both parts of the cemetery. German Soldiers' Cemetery in Ogre was consecrated and opened on September 21, 2007.


 

Listen to the audio guide’s story about this site:

 

  1. Download the free app "Ogres novadnieks";
  2. In the section "Tourism" find the object no. 39;
  3. Tap the icon "Audio guide" and listen to the tale.

 

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