Valga Prison Camp Cemetery

During the Second World War, there was a camp for prisoners of war in the territory of the current Priimets Industrial Estate where the former stables of the Estonian Army had been converted into prisons. The Stalag 351 Camp was founded in summer 1941 for captured soldiers fighting in the Red Army and Camp 187 for German prisoners of war was founded instead of it in 1944.
Interesting facts: * the cemetery where German prisoners of war are buried was restored at the initiative of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (People’s Association for Caring for German War Graves); * German prisoners of war built the Valga railway station that was completed in 1949; * the Mourning monument by Anton Starkopf was erected to commemorate Soviet prisoners of war.

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  • wbbntsh wbbntsh

    Interesting…

    I traveled with my siblings to Valga, Estonia and we decided to visit the Valga Cemetery and memorial (2 sites). We did use the GPS coordinates, 57 degrees, 47'30''N, 26 degrees, 4'9'' E (previous...

  • zippy608 zippy608

    Hidden Cemetery

    We probably wouldn't have found this if it weren't for the GPS. There is not much to see except some monuments and the camp cemetery, but if you are like me and love that kind of history then it is...

  • DOMINICANUS DOMINICANUS

    Мемориал жертвам лагерей.

    На отдаленной окраине города Валга есть скромный мемориал огромной моральной силы. Здесь, на небольшом участке, собраны памятники, посвященные жертвам различных лагерей заключенных, которые были...


Features and amenities

Location

Roheline tänav, Valga

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus

Coordinates

57°47'30''N 26°4'9''E | Download GPX file