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Khatyn Memorial, Lahojsk District

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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. Add Khatyn Memorial to your Lahojsk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lahojsk itinerary maker.
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  • Were family summer 2016 onwards. Incredible and scary feeling of loss and grief, when you read the names of the burnt alive people, as well as see their age. The buzz of bells and the cries of the birds will remain forever in memory.
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  • Khatyn memorial complex, be sure to include in the programme of his visit. There is no monument to soldier, no stars and other military paraphernalia. It is a tribute to the death of an ordinary person, faced with all the horror of war. Better to go with a guide, there are many things that you need to know a lot of symbolism, not everything in Wikipedia. Ringing bells every 30 seconds straight to shake.
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  • Too adulthood we visited this place. Very little is known about this tragedy. The review did not portray the thrill of visiting this village. It is not possible to imagine what might move the reasonable man to perform this action. And the village of the same houses, open gates, wells. And you can go to any who lived then to that terrible tragedy.
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