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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  • 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 of...  more »
  • You can drive in an hour on a good track. In advance, worry about booking the tour - with it the picture will be more holistic. They tell not only about the history of this village, but also about the fate of other villages and towns, the scale of the victims. Symbolism is laid in all monuments.
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  • Worth visiting ! recommended for those who is interested in the history of the Great War in Belarus.
  • It's very sensitive and special place nothing's will be forgotten and forgiven
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