Khatyn Memorial, Lahojsk District

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 13, 2017
    I advise you to visit this place. Very beautiful, quiet and peace place. A variety of events.
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  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • June 20, 2017
    Memorial and important place for Belarusians...
  • February 13, 2017
    An important place to visit in Belarus !
  • May 9, 2017
    Impressive
  • October 27, 2014
    Very moving. A must see.
  • June 30, 2017
    Mixed feelings. It is difficult to judge about the complex as a place "where to go". Here a special atmosphere, a place of mourning and memory. Walking along the paths of former streets of the village of Khatyn, entirely differently perceived notion of life ....
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