Bordj Cedria military cemetery

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Bordj Cedria military cemetery, 2016
Bordj Cedria military cemetery, 2016

The military cemetery Bordj Cedria is a military cemetery in Tunisia . It is located near the village of Bordj Cedria ( French Borj Cédria , Arabic برج السدرية), about 25 kilometers east of Tunis , the capital of Tunisia. 8,562 German soldiers are buried in the war cemetery, who died in the Second World War in the fighting in the Tunisian campaign from November 1942 to May 1943 or who died in captivity .


The war cemetery is located about 25 kilometers east of Tunis in the coastal zone and on the northwest slope of the Keddel mountain range. The approach from the port or the airport leads via the city center, via the Avenue de Carthage. This joins the national road No. 1 towards Sousse. After 30 kilometers you will pass Hammam Lif ; after another three kilometers the access road branches off to the right to the cemetery.

Collective cemetery

Initially, the dead of the German Wehrmacht were buried in six provisional collective cemeteries in Nassen, Bizerta , La Mornaghia, El M'Dou, Mateur and Sfax . Many German casualties were also found in field graves that were scattered all over the country. According to the German war graves agreement with Tunisia on 28 March 1966, the legal basis was created to discontinue the existing installations and the dead from there and from the scattered field graves after Bordj Cedria switch beds . The military cemetery was built from 1973 to 1975 and inaugurated on September 28, 1977. A reminder is made of 104 fallen soldiers between 1941 and 1943, whose graves could not be found in Tunisia.


A steep, paved path leads from the visitor room to the war cemetery. It consists of a central courtyard and six individual courtyards. In the individual courtyards there are ossaries that are covered with large granite slabs. The names, rank, date of birth and death of the fallen are documented on the granite tablets. In the central courtyard, a memorial stone indicates the German fallen and the number of dead in Arabic, French and English. The self-contained individual farms are named Bizerta, El M'Dou, Mateur, La Mornaghia, Nassen and Sfax.

See also


Web links

Commons : Bordj Cedria German Military Cemetery  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Information from the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. over Bordj Cedria
  2. ^ Bordj Cedria military cemetery
  3. Maurice Bonkat: A pen against oblivion. In: frieden, April 2015, pp. 8–11.
  4. German military cemetery Bordj Cedria in Tunisia ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Coordinates: 36 ° 41 ′ 45 ″  N , 10 ° 23 ′ 48 ″  E