This tomb hosts the bodies of the 122 inhabitants of Rossignol who were shot in Arlon on August 26 1914 by the German army since 1920.
This tomb hosts the bodies of the 122 inhabitants of Rossignol, Breuvanne, Saint-Vincent and Tellecourt who were shot in Arlon on August 26 1914 by the German army since 1920.
During the invasion, an important battle took place between the French troops and the German ones in Rossignol. Even they won this battle, the German soldiers were ewhausted: they have lost time and men while they were advance towards Paris. They laid into the inhabitants of Rossignol. Most of the men of the village got captured, then shot in Arlon.
After they were executed, these shot people rested in a common tomb in the cemetery of Arlon. The families of the victims, who wanted the bodies to be rapatried in Rossignol since 1914 got what they asked for in 1920. On july 18 and 19 1920, the bodies of the 122 victims got exhumed and transported to Rossignol in this tomb. King Albert 1st, several personalities and about 25,000 people attended to this ceremony. the mausoluem of this tomb is the work of the artist Frans Huygelen and it was inaugurated on the 1st of July 1925