The German War Memorial in Pretoria

This small memorial to the “Gefallen und Gestorben fuer Deutschland” I found in Rebecca Street Cemetery in Pretoria. Its the first German war memorial I have ever seen, and I had no idea it actually existed. The translation of the plaque is a rough one, but I hope it conveys the context of the memorial. Both World War 1 and World War 2 are commemorated on the plaques.

Diese Grotte birgt geweihte
Erde von Heldenfriedhofen
und Grabern unserer
heldischen Toten
aus aller Welt
This Cairn holds sacred
Earth from War Cemeteries
and Graves of our
heroic Dead
from around the World

© DRW 2009 – 2018. Created 24/09/2009, Edited 03/02/2012. Moved to blog 20/01/2014

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