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Mauthausen, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The Mauthausen International Military Cemetery, also known as the Italian Cemetery, is the largest military cemetery in Upper Austria and is located in the village of Reiferdorf in the cadastral municipality of Haid in the market town of Mauthausen in the district of Perg. Mauthausen in the district of Perg and contains a chapel, monuments and several thousand graves of foreign, in particular Italian and Serbian prisoners of war from the First and Second World Wars as well as concentration camp inmates. The site was and still is the venue for Italian-Austrian peace meetings to commemorate the victims of the war.

The military cemetery was initially built for the prisoners of war who died of typhus in the prisoner of war camp in Reiferdorf near Mauthausen between 1914 and 1918 and were buried there. During a visit to the camp, the Bishop of the Diocese of Linz, Rudolph Hittmair, was infected and also died of the disease on 5 March 1915.

Following a decision by the General Commissariat for the Care of War Graves of the Italian Ministry of Defence, individual graves were laid out in an extensive block at the end of the 1950s. According to a bilingual leaflet published by the Italian Commissariat, 1254 Italian war dead from the Second World War were reburied there from cemeteries and gravesites throughout Austria. At the request of relatives, individual reburials or repatriations to Italy can be organised.

A total of 10,845 soldiers from the First World War and 5,212 war dead from the Second World War are buried at the military cemetery.
c/Soldiers' cemeteryin Mauthausen - Wikipedia

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Reiferdorf 1
4310 Mauthausen

Phone +43 664 3000463
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E-Mail johannes.kainzbauer@aon.at
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Mr Brigadier Johannes Kainzbauer, Dr.
Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung
Roßauer Lände 1
1090 Wien

Phone +43 664 3000463
E-Mail johannes.kainzbauer@aon.at

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