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How to create a light of eternity

1) Visit the website http://www.lights-of-eternity.com via your Internet browser.

Using the button "register and participate" (Ger. "Jetzt anmelden und mitmachen") you can create your personal area at the virtual memorial place.
Using the button "register and participate" (Ger. "Anmelden und mitmachen") you can create your personal area at the virtual memorial place.

2) Register/Log in: Before creating your first light of eternity, please register with your email address and password.

Your registration/login area offers you several advantages:

  • Overview of your own lights — Gives an overview of your self-created lights by your light overview in the login area.
  • Quick way to look at your stars — Every time you visit the virtual memorial place you can quickly look at your stars.
  • Subsequent editing of your lights — You made a typing error when entering personal data? Of course, you can subsequently correct your entry. You are given the opportunity to upload a photo to your light or to add commemorative words at a later point in time as well.
  • Download the certificate — Download your personal certificate as a PDF and print it directly at home.

3) Creating a new light: Simply click on the button "Create a light for eternity" (Ger. "Erschaffe ein Licht für die Ewigkeit").

View of a new, empty light
View of a new, empty light
Enter the information on the deceased.
Enter the information on the deceased.

4) Information on the deceased: Now enter the information of the deceased. 

In detail:

  • In remembrance of* — first and last name of the deceased,
  • Birthday,
  • Date of death/missing date and place — if this is known,
  • Commemorative words — what do you associate with the deceased? Is there anything you want to tell him? You can enter this in the commemorative words section.
  • Upload a picture — Add a picture of the deceased to your light or choose an alternative image.

* Mandatory field

After filling in the form, please click the button "Create this light" (Ger. "Erschaffe dieses Licht") right below.

In this step, please choose your preferred payment type.
In this step, please choose your preferred payment type.

5) Information on your form of payment: The creation of a light is connected with a minimum donation of one euro - of course, we highly appreciate any additional donations beyond. On lights of eternity, you have the possibility to make the donation by direct debit or credit card.

See picture on the right.



You will find a list of your already created lights in the upper right of the screen, once you are logged in. Every time you visit our virtual memorial place, you can have a look at your own lights.
You will find a list of your already created lights in the upper right of the screen, once you are logged in. Every time you visit our virtual memorial place, you can have a look at your own lights.

6) The final step: By clicking on the button "Donate now and create your star>" (Ger. "Jetzt spenden und Stern erschaffen>") you create your star online on lights of eternity.


For correct procedure, a confirmation email with the subject "You have created a light" (Ger.
"Sie haben ein Licht erschaffen") will be sent to the email address you have provided. 

Please check your mailbox, if you have received this email.

Visit now the virtual memorial place of the Volksbund and create your star on
www.lights-of-eternity.com (Ger.
www.lichter-der-ewigkeit.de).

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.

Spendentelefon: 0561 700 90

Spendenkonto: 3 222 999 00
Commerzbank Kassel
Bankleitzahl 520 400 21

Aus dem Ausland
Commerzbank Kassel
IBAN DE23 5204 0021 0322 2999 00
BIC COBADEFFXXX

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Your data is transmitted over a secure Internet connection (SSL), processed solely for the purposes of Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. and will not be transferred to third parties.