Kondang Heroes Cemetery Resting Place for Fighters Against DI/TII

- Senin, 20 Maret 2023 | 11:08 WIB
Makam Pahlawan Kondang, letaknya berdekatan dengan Tempat Pemakaman Umum warga, ukurannya sekitar 16X20 meter.  (Ayobandung.com/Mildan Abdalloh)
Makam Pahlawan Kondang, letaknya berdekatan dengan Tempat Pemakaman Umum warga, ukurannya sekitar 16X20 meter. (Ayobandung.com/Mildan Abdalloh)

LENGKONG, AYOBANDUNG.COM- Not many people know that in Majalaya, Bandung Regency, there is a cemetery for heroes.

Located in Kondang Village, Majalaya, Bandung Regency. Standing tall is a monument of tribute for dozens of people was buried in that place. The war heroes who contributed to the independence of the Republic of Indonesia.

Kondang Hereos cemetery is located near the public cemetery and it measures around 16 by 20 meters. It is separated from the public by a white fence.

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“There are only 13 graves left here now,” said Adeng, grave keeper of the heroes' cemetery, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022.

The people buried in that place are not only heroes from Majalaya, but also from various regions in Indonesia.

Bogor, Subang, Kalimantan, and other regions also have heroes buried in that place. Although the origin of the heroes is not recorded, according to Adeng, it can be identified based on the families who visit the graves of the heroes.

Decades ago, dozens of heroes were buried in that place, including those who fought for independence and those who fought against DI/TII.

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Adeng noted that in 1963, one family relocated their loved one’s grave from that place. Ten years later, several other heroes were also relocated to other places.

Now there are only 13 graves left, all of which are heroes of the Republic of Indonesia's struggle (NKRI).

However, the government's attention to the graves of Kondang heroes continues to wane. The walls, which have been worm down by age, have not been repaired for a long time, causing a lot of cement to peel off and even some walls to collapse.

Adeng only hopes that the government can pay more attention to repairing Kondang Heroes Cemetery. At least a tribute to the heroes who have risked their lives to fight for the unity of the Republic of Indonesia.***

Editor: Miftah Salis Hidayah

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