Russian cemetery Leusden (NL)

This war cemetery is, among other things, the final resting place of 101 Soviet soldiers, who were taken prisoner in WW2 on the Eastern Front around September 1941. These soldiers were mainly from the Central Asian Soviet republics, such as Uzbekistan. They are buried near Amersfoort (Netherlands) because the Germans had taken the group in 1941 by train to Camp Amersfoort (in the municipality of Leusden). Within five months, 24 inmates died of starvation, the 77 others were shot on April 9, 1942 without any form of trial. At the execution site behind the former police school there is a memorial column. These soldiers were reburied in the Amersfoort Rusthof cemetery. See for more information.

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