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TRAVEL to Belarus by car. Part 5


Travel to Belarus by car. Part 5 - Khatyn</a>

Many years have passed since the Great Patriotic War, but the memory of this tragic page of history is still alive today.

One of the evidences of those events is Khatyn.


This is a memorial complex, which became a symbolCourage, and discontent of the heroic people of Belarus, who incur innumerable sacrifices in the name of life and victory. The complex is located near the town of Logoisk.

On the morning of March 22, 1943, six kilometers fromThe village of Khatyn, Soviet partisans fired at the convoy of fascists. As a result, a German officer, SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Hans Wielke, Hitler's favorite, was killed. Hungry for revenge, the fascists broke into Khatyn. The entire population of the village was kicked out of the houses and locked up in a collective farm shed. They spared no one - no old people, no women, no sick people, no children. A whole village was lost at the hands of the fascists - 149 people were burned alive.

In 1969 a memorial complex was opened on the spot burnt with people in the village in memory of all the dead residents of Belarus.

In front of the entrance is a small museum, totalSeveral small halls. Be sure to visit it, read the documents, see the photos. Passing through the exposition you "immerse yourself in the past and see the war with your own eyes."

The first thing you'll see when you come toMemorial complex, there will be a six-meter sculpture "The Unconquered Man". She depicts Joseph Kaminsky, the only survivor in that terrible tragedy. He managed to survive only by a miracle - wounded and burnt, he regained consciousness late at night, when the chasteners left the burnt village. On his hands he holds one of his four dead children.

This place is compared with the book, since each part of the complex is a separate page from the history of the Great Patriotic War:

"Cemetery of villages" Dedicated to settlements, destroyed by fascists and never rebelling from the ashes.

"Trees of life" - symbols of the villages that were restored in peacetime.

"The wall of memory" - a monument to those who were tortured in concentration camps and ghettos.

26 obelisks In the form of chimneys with bells symbolize the burnt houses of Khatyn.

TRAVEL to Belarus by car. Part 5 Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Gubzuucz
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