The U.S. Memorial Wereth VoG
From the heart of society
The U.S. Memorial Wereth VoG is a non-profit association and is financed by donations. It takes care of the monument, the memorial site and manages events, projects and activities in connection with the Wereth massacre. The association was founded 2002 by Herman Langer, Katharina Heinrichs-Langer, Adélaïde Schmit-Rikken, Willy Rikken, Louis Jonckeau, Anne-Marie Noël-Simon, Alois Hennes and Hubert Thomas and is still managed and supported by members of the Langer family.
It is believed, that the Wereth memorial the only one in Europe for fallen African-American soldiers of the Second World War.
LANGER Hermann ( ✝︎ 21/06/ 2013 )
LANGER Katharina ( ✝︎ 20/01/2018 )
(The oldest sister of Hermann )
LANGER Mathilde ( ✝︎ 13/09/2020 )
(Wife of Hermann Langer)
The core of the association
A joint mission
As ambassadors of the Wereth 11, it is the mission of all of us to spread and remember the history of the eleven soldiers and the Langer family. Throughout the year we regularly attend commemoration ceremonies and cooperate with the U.S. Embassy and numerous East Belgian and European institutions.
Spreading the history
Keeping history alive
Members of the association, who left this world:
First President and co-founder of the association. She passed away on January 7th, 2010
He passed away on June 21st, 2013
Our treasurer for 20 years and co-founder of the association. He passed away on December 23rd, 2015
Doctor Norman Lichtenfeld
He represented our association in the US. He passed away on February 22nd, 2016
She passed away on January 20th, 2018
Hermann’s wife. She passed on September 13th, 2020
May they all rest in Peace