Khatyn Memorial, Lahojsk

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Historic Site · Educational Site
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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  • Solemn place with sad history. This is truly worth visiting to remember people's suffering and how precious life is. You must be there to experience it yourself to appreciate the thoughts and love...  more »
  • to visit this memorial. Not only was it a dramatic reminder of how much the Belorussian people suffered during WWII, but the statue of the "Unconquered Man" portrays the amazing love and resilience...  more »
  • Very impressive place.
  • Worth visiting ! recommended for those who is interested in the history of the Great War in Belarus.

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