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 Minsk tour builder app to arrange your visit to Khatyn Memorial and other attractions in Minsk.
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  • Sad and, at the same time, the majestic place. Shows the tragic fate of the people of Belarus during the great patriotic war. Very informative. Especially for foreigners. Besides, next to Minsk, which makes it convenient to visit the Memorial.
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  • I advise you to visit this place. Very beautiful, quiet and peace place. A variety of events.
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  • Khatyn is a word familiar from childhood, from school. Be in Belarus and not visit this place is simply impossible. Were on a hot July day when the elegance of nature only adds to the tragedy that occurred here: symbolic frames of houses with large oven pipes, painfully familiar for personnel of the Soviet military Chronicles, on the background of the sunny grass, blooming clover ... The village it is always built in such beautiful places ... Built by people who raise children and grandchildren and were going to live happily ever after. If not for the war. Eternal memory to the fallen. And the evidence that human hearts she lives-the memory of the perished in that terrible war-serves as an endless stream of people coming here and mournfully challenges at the eternal flame.
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  • Very impressive memorial. Definitely worth the visit
  • Memorial and important place for Belarusians...
  • Must-see memorial.
  • An important place to visit in Belarus !
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