Lieux de mémoire

La nécropole roumaine de Soultzmatt

Podcasts :
Soultzmatt, cimetière roumain
Soultzmatt, cimetière roumain © Radio France - guy wach

Le cimetière roumain de Soultzmatt, où sont enterrés tous les soldats roumains morts en Alsace durant la Première Guerre mondiale, se trouve à la sortie de Soutzmatt, en direction de Lautenbach. Des soldats roumains, prisonniers en Alsace, notamment au camp de Soultzmatt. Que faisaient ils ici? Que sont-ils devenus?

> Notre carte interactive des 38 lieux de mémoire de la guerre 14-18 (balades, expos)

On connaît Soultzmatt , sa vallée noble, son vin et son casino. Mais juste au-dessus du village, un bien étrange cimetière à la bien terrible histoire: le cimetière roumain de Soultzmatt, où sont enterrés tous les soldats roumains morts en Alsace durant la Première Guerre mondiale, à la sortie de la commune. Que faisaient ces soldats ici, que sont-ils devenus ?

Ces soldats roumains ont été déportés par l'armée allemande. Arrivés en janvier 1917, ils ont été employés pour travailler dans les forêts à des travaux durs d'empièrement. Environ 130 sont morts à Soultzmatt. Visite guidée avec André Schlegel.

André Schlegel, Soultzmatt - Radio France
André Schlegel, Soultzmatt © Radio France - guy wach
Soultzmatt, cimetière militaire roumain - Radio France
Soultzmatt, cimetière militaire roumain © Radio France - guy wach

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