Tarsdorf, Oberösterreich, Österreich
The plague cemetery is located in the forest between the villages of Leithen and Hofstadt. From 1714, after the plague wave, around 200 people were buried here. A mass grave was dug at the entrance to the forest near Feldmoser, which served as the final resting place for the 200 plague victims from Tarsdorf and the surrounding area.
According to oral tradition, the Feldmoser farmer is said to have made a special contribution to the burial of the plague victims, which was greatly feared due to the risk of infection. As a defence against the disease, he ate garlic and covered himself with sheep dung at night. The farmer survived the plague wave.
When the plague was over, the survivors built a chapel in thanksgiving. They also bought a church flag dedicated to St Roch, which is carried in the annual commemorative procession on St Peter and St Paul's Day.

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5121 Tarsdorf

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