Hovden on Stad | War memorial
In the winter of 1942-1943 the Germans started building on the road from Ervik to Hovden, but it was not until 1944 that they started to use the area where it was placed air protection battery.
On the way up to Hovden, a camp with Russian prisoners of war was set up by the Germans, to work on Hovden. In the hard work, many Russians lost their lives, and they were provisionally buried near the camp. Just after the war, they were moved to the graveyard at the Ervik chapel, and the crusade with the text "Here rest 21 Russians", signs are still to be seen at the Ervik chapel. The graves were later moved to their own grave site for Russian prisoners of war in Norway. There are no safe numbers for how many Russians there were in Ervik, but it could be between 100 and 120. Nor the numbers of those who lost their lives are sure, but they can be between 21 and 32 prisoners who died in Ervik.