Yes, I've got it....thank you again!
(And yes, I'm serious)
Ok, Ok :) I just wanted to be sure you are really interested. Otherwise it would be waste of time.
but military cemeteries was new to me.
There's a little nuance here, I think... Military cemetery, to me, includes some central glorifying memorial to the army. Hardly anything to expect in our case. These I would call 'German/Wehrmacht soldiers' cemeteries', and, as I am trying to recall now, this his how they are described in Poland most often. Maybe just my Polish linguistic hair-splitting.
It is always a difficult situation to have the graves of enemy soldiers on your own soil.
In Poland it's a Catholic (and, consequently, cultural) thing, I'd guess. They are dead now, before the Judge, let them rest in peace, and a candle and short prayer are not out of place either. People now, not enemies any more, after a while. In face of Death we are all equal, like. Children are taught this. Were, at least.
I have different emotions regarding the huge soviet war cemetery in Treptow too...but in the end it's all about young boys who never had a choice anyhow and died far from home. They should at least rest in peace too.
...but, the soviet cemeteries are a different thing. Boys are boys, but their graves carry a hated symbol, and in the middle of it there is a huge memorial to 'our brave and selfless liberators'. Neither in Poland nor in Germany they were seen like that, generally. So it's a brazen lie, first of all, and only then a cemetery.
I didn't mention it before, but that search 'profanacja cmentarzy niemieckich' flooded my screen with pages about desecration of soviet graves. Some of it could've been a leftie spin, but definitely not all of it. The small minority of desecrations were on Jewish cemeteries and on Christian cemeteries, by Satanists, apparently.
rock:'' ....After having lost their lives on this land they become our sons as well''
That is really an extraordinary sentiment...it shows real personal greatness!