German War Cemetery of Cassino
Date: 09/2020 – 05/2022
Location: Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maleme, Monte Cassino
Client: Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V
After the end of the Second World War, it was agreed in the German-Italian war graves agreement of 1955 that several final resting places for German soldiers would be established, including at a location near Cassino. The 1944 Battle of Monte Cassino lasted four months, making it one of the longest battles of the Second World War.
The German War Cemetery of Cassino is located three kilometres north of the town of Cassino on the southern foothills of Colle Marino. Around 20,100 German soldiers who fell in southern Italy during the Second World War are buried here today.
Together with Volksbund e.V, molitor was responsible for designing, planning and producing a new permanent exhibition housed in a building on the grounds of this cemetery. The exhibition attempts to shape public remembrance and to show ways of remembering through dialogue.
The focus of the exhibition is on the fates of those soldiers who fell in the Battle of Monte Cassino.
Photos: ©Uwe Zucchi