Tjøtta Russian War Cemetery

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Tjøtta Russian War Cemetery on Tjøtta has more than 7,500 war graves, mostly Russians who were taken prisoners by Nazi Germany. The Soviet prisoners of war who died in North Norway during World War II were buried in ordinary church cemeteries or near the prison camps. After the war, however, the Norwegian authorities decided that they should be moved and brought together in a common cemetery on state ground at Tjøtta. Soviet was now not an ally and there was a wish to keep control of visits from family members. The cemetery was consecrated in 1953 and comprises an enclosed common grave to the north with 6,725 dead, and 826 individual graves to the south. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Further south the Tjøtta International War Cemetery was founded in 1970.

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