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All Saints' Day at the Military Cemetery in Kraków. 
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All Saints' Day at the Military Cemetery in Kraków.

Each of the unknown soldiers that lie here gets a burning candle on this special evening.

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Rakowice Cemetery in Kraków - All Saints' Day 2007
All Saints' Day at the Military Cemetery in Kraków. 
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All Saints' Day at the Military Cemetery in Kraków.

The monument commemorating Soviet soldiers who died during the Second World War.

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All Saints' Day at the Military Cemetery in Kraków. 
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All Saints' Day at the Military Cemetery in Kraków.

This monument by Piotr Chwastarz, Henryk Olszówka and Grzegorz Kawczyński, commemorates Polish soldiers from the "Kraków" Army who died defending their country in September 1939.

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All Saints' Day at the Commonwealth section of the Military Cemetery in Kraków. 
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All Saints' Day at the Commonwealth section of the Military Cemetery in Kraków.

An excerpt from Wikipedia: "The Cross of Sacrifice or War Cross was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the focal point of the numerous Commonwealth war cemeteries throughout the world. It is a 4 point limestone Latin cross. On the face of the cross is a bronze sword, blade down. It is usually mounted on an octagonal base. The Cross represents the faith of the majority of the dead and the sword represents the military character of the cemetery".

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All Saints' Day at the Commonwealth section of the Military Cemetery in Kraków. 
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All Saints' Day at the Commonwealth section of the Military Cemetery in Kraków.

Here is the description from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

"At the end of the Second World War, the graves service of the British Army of the Rhine gathered together Commonwealth graves from all over Poland into three cemeteries, this being the largest. Those buried here died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, most of the graves coming from the cemetery at the large camp at Lamsdorf, Stalag VIIIB (after 1943 known as Stalag 344), where there was a hospital of 450 beds used only for Commonwealth prisoners. Before this hospital came into being the sick at Lamsdorf were treated at the hospital at Langenbielau: those who died were buried in Langenbielau Catholic Cemetery, and these graves were also moved to the Commonwealth plot at Krakow. Other graves brought into the cemetery were those of airmen who lost their lives during the Warsaw supply drop and the bombing of factories, railways and other strategic objectives. Some of these airmen were originally buried in Warsaw. There are now 483 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery. There are also 24 non war graves, those of civilian internees (including two Imperial War Graves Commission gardeners) and 15 Polish war graves".

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