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“Poignant”

German Cemetery La Cambe
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in La Cambe
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We didn't intend visiting the German Cemetery but on our way back from visiting the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach our daughter asked to stop here too. The contrast between the two places is quite striking, both are very special places. Really should be on your list of places to visit in the area

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

For English speakers, Rick Steves does a good job of describing the significance of this cemetery: how young some of the soldiers were and also come it completely contrasts with gleaming white of the Normandy American Cemetery. Definitely worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Newly restored cemetery honoring German soldiers. It was not well maintained until a German organization took it over about 20 years ago.
Solemn, respectful setting.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

On a recent trip to Normandy, we visited the American and Commonwealth cemeteries and many other wartime sites, but this was without doubt the most moving. It was the only place to reduce me not just to tears, but genuine, small child like sobbing - and I'm part Jewish.

There's none of the "Our Glorious Dead" or "Dulce et Decorum Est" that I'm used to seeing on war memorials. The crosses are stark and dark and there is a huge burial mound in the middle. The small exhibition centre emphasises the brutality of all war and the need to work together for peace and asks us to remember all those who died in wars and under tyrannical regimes.

The visitors' book has some beautiful comments and should definitely be read.

5  Thank TheBlackWidow
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

There is a stark contrast between the cemeteries operated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the German cemeteries both here and on the Western Front, but they serve as a sombre reminder of the human cost of any conflict. And the exhibition centre at the site is well worth the visit and I defy anyone not to be moved to tears by some of the personal accounts that feature in the displays.

Thank ForeverBlue40
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