German War Graves Commission
(615 words)

German War Graves Commission

Founded in 1919 this commission, entitled theVolksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (VDK), was the most important private organization of the interwar period concerned with the creation and maintenance of German war graves. After 1923 the Zentralnachweiseamt für Kriegerverluste und Kriegergräber (‘Central Office for War Victims and War Graves,’ or ZAK) in Berlin was officially charged by the Interior Ministry with the many tasks involved in the care of war graves, and of fallen soldiers’ next-of-kin, as wa…

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Brandt, Susanne, “German War Graves Commission”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0247>
First published online: 2015



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