Khatyn Memorial, Lahojsk District

At Khatyn Memorial, see the sculpture of the only survivor of Khatyn--a village burned by the Nazi punishment battalion in World War II. The 6 m (19.7 ft) tall bronze sculpture represents a grieving father holding the lifeless body of his son. The sculpture stands amid 26 bare chimneys with bells--creating an image of a burned village. The bells of Khatyn ring every hour to remind people about this horrible crime against humanity. The memorial was built on the site of the former village in 1969. A handful of soil from each of the 185 burned Belarusian villages was brought to Khatyn to create a symbolic graveyard. Use our Lahojsk tour builder app to arrange your visit to Khatyn Memorial and other attractions in Lahojsk.
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  • Has been a long time in Khatyn, was a tour of the school. A large space with another energy, feel there otherwise, if immersed in a while. Many monuments, commemorative plaques, colors stories guide about those times .... a good tour, to further and learn more about those distant and difficult times.
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  • About Khatyn today know far outside our country. The tragedy of this Belarusian village is identified with the fate of thousands of Nazis in WWII. Khatyn among them became an international symbol of mourning and sorrow for the innocent dead in fire military fires people. That is why the State memorial complex "Khatyn" and is a special memorable place. 22nd March 1943 onwards in this small village near Logoisk suddenly and forever stopped running time-149 residents including 75 children, were burned alive by the effaceurs soldiers, whereupon the Khatyn mournful added to list hundreds of Belarusian settlements destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. Later this, never recovered after the war the village was destined to become a major national monument of mourning and sorrow and at the same time abroad unlimited courage of Belarusian people, who, despite the huge losses, was able to survive in the crucible of war and defeat the enemy. At any time of the year and in any weather in Khatyn reigns sadness. Even in the most clear and sunny summer day here on the faces of the people you don't see smiles. And it's for a reason: everyone who comes here, good to know that Hatynskij Memorial in Belarus is a special place, a disturbed a great human disaster. So whenever I visit Khatyn in Belarus.
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  • Was here in no time. First, a schoolboy, then their children brought here. A place where you can think about life.
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  • The first thing you need to do is go to the museum (kind of unnoticeable on the far left of the parking lot) and buy a $2 book that gives the history and significance of all of the memorials (book is in English and Russian). There is a museum that shows photos of past memorials and photos of construction of present ones. It also has stories and photos of survivors from Khatyn and other villages--only in Russian though. The whole complex is very harrowing, but so worthwhile. Very well done in typical Soviet style (concrete).
  • Extremely moving memorial to a horrible chapter in history.
  • This is a must witness during a trip in Belarus. It describe the insanity of war, the bells reminds about the tragedy as happened here.
  • Stunning, heartbreaking, a real eye-opener to the facts of the Nazi horrors.
  • Very impressive memorial. Definitely worth the visit
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