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The largest cemetery in the Baltics for soldiers fallen in World War II, where more than 23,000 soviet soldiers have been buried. The military operation “Priekule” was one of the fiercest and lethal fights of the Kurzeme Pocket between October 1944 and the February 1945. During the battles the front line moved over the region 7 times. After the World War II there were only a few dozen houses left in Priekule.