Tombs of prisoners of war and partisans dead in Belgium during the Second World War

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Liège, Saint-Walburge

At the memorial cemetery Sainte-Walburge in Liège next to the Belgian military graves, there are graves of Soviet prisoners of war who died of exhaustion in American camps after the liberation from the German ones. The burial was conducted in April-May 1945.

There are 7 gravestones of black marble on the site, the top of each has an inscription with the names of the buried. There is a sculptural composition to the right of the stones on a granite pedestal, which reads: “TO SOVIET SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN LIÈGE DURING WORLD WAR II, 1941–1944”.

Every year, the veteran organization of Liège, representatives of the Russian Embassy in Belgium and organizations of Russian compatriots lay flowers to the graves.

List of the buried

last and first names

age

date of burial

note

Nevzovin Aleksandr

38 years old

17.04.1945

officer

Terenov Aleksandr

30 years old

17.04.1945

 

Gritsenko Ivan

40 years old

19.04.1945

 

Pinchak Filipp

22 years old

23.04.1945

 

Bray Nikolay

30 years old

02.05.1945

 

Kradogin Aleksandr

 

08.05.1945

 

Vetrov Petr

31 years old

13.05.1945

 
 

 

Monument


The sculpture created by A. Burganov in 1994. On a granite pedestal there is an inscription in Russian and French: “TO SOVIET WARRIORS, DIED IN LIEGE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1941 - 1944”.

 

Inauguration of the monument


 

Annual memorial ceremonies

2018

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010



Dear visitors,

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that spelling of the names, surnames and places of birth of Soviet citizens buried in Belgium may be distorted due to the fact that they are quite often written only in Flemish and French in registration books and on monuments.

We thank the Brussels-Belgian Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, the organizations of Russian compatriots and Russian foreign institutions accredited in Belgium for providing photos and their efforts to preserve the memory of the heroism of the Soviet soldiers who fell in the Great Patriotic War.

The Embassy will be grateful for providing any information and photos of Soviet military graves of the Second World War in Belgium and the ceremonies held on them. Please send material to the email address of the Embassy amrusbel@skynet.be with the note «War Graves».