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 District tour builder app to arrange your visit to Khatyn Memorial and other attractions in Lahojsk District.
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  • Every thirty seconds over Hatynju floats the sad bells. These bells on the obelisks in the form of chimneys do not give forget each of 26 houses, burnt, together with 149 villagers.
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  • It is difficult to describe the atmosphere and all the feelings when you are among these monuments of human cruelty. A special sensation is causing by the bells ringing for the deads. At the same time...  more »
  • It is good that there is such a Memorial. It is not zarastet people's trail. Memorial very competently created, creates a strong impression from visiting, it's worth seeing!
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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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