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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  • Hatyn must be visited - to know to remember. It is difficult to find words to describe this sad place... The complex is well-groomed.
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  • This village in Belarus was totally massacred by the Nazi army in World War II. It is worth knowing how the human being should not act. All my respect for the Belarusian people who suffered a lot in this war. I recommend visiting the site.
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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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