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soc.genealogy.german Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Part 2/4
Section - 12. How about German cemeteries?

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     German cemeteries are not as useful for genealogical purpose as
     those in the US.  Normally gravesites are leased for 20-25 years,
     after which they may be renewed or usually revert to the cemetery
     owner (church or town) and are reused.  Some gravesites are sold
     to a family and used for generations, but even then the site is
     reused within the family.  Some gravestones of historic importance
     are retained for the long term.  Gravesites are maintained by the
     families.  Sometimes cemeteries are converted to parks, but retain
     their cemeterial nature.  Graves in 20th-century military
     cemeteries are not reused, but are maintained by a commission as a
     reminder of the honor of soldiers and the horror of war.

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Oct 14, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
I want to find out about this German solder. I have seen a WWII German dagger with this on it. Meister Schutze 1937 (next Line) des Kreisverbandes Halberstadt (next line) D.R.Kr.B. (next line) (Kyffh.B). Can you tell me anything about this solder. Thank You

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