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The Ryvangen Memorial Grove is the largest Memorial park in Denmark that commemorates the Danish Resistance Fighter that were killed during World War II. Some of these Fighters were killed in action, others were executed by the Germans and others again died in German concentration camps. The park is located at an old military barracks. During World War II the Germans used the shooting ranges of these barracks as their main execution site in Denmark.  
  
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The section at Ryvangen Memorial Grove that holds the graves of those Danish Freedom Fighters where the remains were recovered after World War II.

The section at Ryvangen Memorial Grove that holds the graves of those Danish Freedom Fighters where the remains were recovered after World War II.
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A typical grave at the Ryvangen Memorial Grove.This type of grave is used for the Danish Freedom Fighter where the remains were recovered after World War II.

A typical grave at the Ryvangen Memorial Grove.This type of grave is used for the Danish Freedom Fighter where the remains were recovered after World War II.
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The pistol shooting range at Ryvangen Memorial Grove was the first place that the Germans used as an execution site. The stone in the front commemorates the Freedom Fighters that were killed here.

The pistol shooting range at Ryvangen Memorial Grove was the first place that the Germans used as an execution site. The stone in the front commemorates the Freedom Fighters that were killed here.
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The grave of the Danish Freedom Fighter Jørgen Haagen Schmidt (called "Citronen") at the Ryvangen Memorial Grove. "Citronen" died during a 3 hours shootout where he was fighting with approx. 200 German soldiers and Gestapo agents. 26 Germans were killed and 20 wounded during that shootout.

The grave of the Danish Freedom Fighter Jørgen Haagen Schmidt (called "Citronen") at the Ryvangen Memorial Grove. "Citronen" died during a 3 hours shootout where he was fighting with approx. 200 German soldiers and Gestapo agents. 26 Germans were killed and 20 wounded during that shootout.
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A map of Ryvangen Memorial Grove.

A map of Ryvangen Memorial Grove.
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The section of the Ryvangen Memorial Grove where the Danish Freedom Fighter that died in German concentration camps are buried.
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