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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. Add Khatyn Memorial to your Lahojsk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lahojsk itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Khatyn is our history and our memory of those who visited Khatyn, will always remember and honor their traditions.
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  • Came last night. Impressively. I recommend a visit. Monuments, the eternal fire, sculptures, bells, who periodically beat ...
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  • When gathered in Belorussia, read reviews and suddenly stumbled upon the Memorial Khatyn. Really wanted to visit. And here's the excursion took place. It is impossible to describe in words. We plunged into the atmosphere of war and the appalling tragedies. My eyes were filled with tears and guide us all. Com to my throat. Like just crying. Tour guide was great! -Irina Protchenko. Highly recommend her services! This partial person, a wonderful storyteller. In our company was 10 teenagers. They captured. They don't even want to talk to after a story. Went alone. Quietly wept. This tour is very useful! The children really enjoyed! We must know our history and remember the feat that commit our people to save our motherland! And after the tour, we all wanted to know more about the war. See Chronicle.
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  • An important place to visit in Belarus !
  • Very moving. A must see.
  • Very tragic place. When walking through Khatyn occasionally strikes a Bell. Feeling just creepy. This is a must see. Words cannot describe this feeling.
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  • Has made a very strong impression. Architect well bother, atmospheric place, which can help you understand the truth war
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  • One of the most depressing places. Memorial leaves a very heavy feeling, but you need to remember about these events. Were here without a guide, but everything was clear about the burnt village. There is a section dedicated to prisoners of ghettos and Nazi concentration camps. Sorrowful place.
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