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Type: Memorial complex Date of Foundation: 1968 - 1969 yy Status: The international value Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Logoysk, 54-th km of hightway Minsk-Vitebsk (M3)

The memorial complex «Khatyn» - a memorial in memory of hundreds of Belarusian villages, destroyed by nazis in days of the Great Patriotic War and a huge contribution of the Belarusian people which have brought incalculable victims for the sake of a victory. Authors - group of architects: Y.Gradov, V. Zankovich, L.Levin, sculptor national artist of BSSR S. Selikhanov. To build a memorial all country helped. The granite was brought from pits of Ukraine, white marble from Russia. Solemn opening of the memorial Khatyn complex took place on July 5, 1969.

The complex occupies the space about 50 hectares. In the center of composition of a memorial there is a six-meter bronze sculpture «Unsubdued person» with the dead child on hands. Nearby the close granite plates symbolizing a roof of a shed, in which inhabitants of the village were burned. On a mass grave from white marble — a memory Wreath.

Street of the village is laid out gray, under color of ashes, ferro-concrete plates. In those places where once there were houses, it is put 26 symbolical concrete bottom wreaths of fellings and as much the obelisks reminding chimneys, singed by fire. Before each of the burned houses the open gate, as a symbol of hospitality of inhabitants of the village is established. On pipes obelisks — bronze plates with names of those who here was born and lived. From above each obelisk — sadly ringing bell. Bells call at the same time each 30 seconds.

In the territory of a complex there is an only thing in the world «Cemetery of villages» — 185 graves, each of which symbolizes one of not revived Belarusian villages burned together with the population. The grave of each village represents the symbolical ashes in which center the pedestal in the form of a tongue of flame — a symbol of that is located, that the village was burned. The village earth is stored in a mourning ballot box. On a grave the name of the village and the area name in which there was a village are written.

One more memorial element of a complex — «symbolical trees of life», on which branches names of 433 Belarusian villages which were destroyed by fascists together with inhabitants are in alphabetical order listed, but are restored after war.

The memorial element «A memory wall» includes memorial plates with names over 260 camps of death and places of mass destruction of people in the territory of Belarus. In the memorial territory also there is «Eternal flame». On a square mourning pedestal in three corners three birches are located. Instead of the fourth the eternal flame — in memory of every fourth lost inhabitant of Belarus burns.

The Khatyn tragedy there was on March 22, 1943. In the morning in 6 km from Khatyn guerrillas fired a motorcade of fascists and as a result attacks the German officer is killed. The flown into a rage fascists rushed into the village of Khatyn and surrounded it. All population — old men, women, children expelled from houses and drove to a collective-farm shed. Butts of machine guns roused patients, old men, didn t spare women with small and babies. Unique adult witness of the Hatyn tragedy 56-year-old rural smith Joseph Kaminsky, the scorched and covered with wounds recovered the consciousness late at night when fascists any more weren t in the village. He had to endure one more heavy blow: among corpses of fellows villager it found the covered with wounds son. The boy was mortally wounded in a stomach, got strong burns. He died on hands at the father. This tragic moment from Joseph Kaminsky life it is based on creation of the unique sculpture of the memorial Hatyn complex — «The unsubdued person».

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08:00 14-November (Thursday) Weekend in Minsk (4 days) The group is in progress 13'500 13'100
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08:00 15-November (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 11'780 11'455
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12:00 15-November (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory Available seats: +7 995 960 Book
12:00 15-November (Friday) World War II Memorial Khatyn The group is in progress 2'043 1'972
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10:00 17-November (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory Available seats: +10 995 960 Book
08:00 21-November (Thursday) Weekend in Minsk (4 days) The group is in progress 13'500 13'100
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08:00 22-November (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 11'780 11'455
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12:00 22-November (Friday) World War II Memorial Khatyn The group is in progress 2'043 1'972
radio guide
English
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12:00 22-November (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
10:00 24-November (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
08:00 28-November (Thursday) Weekend in Minsk (4 days) The group is in progress 13'500 13'100
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08:00 29-November (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 11'780 11'455
meals
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12:00 29-November (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
12:00 29-November (Friday) World War II Memorial Khatyn The group is in progress 2'043 1'972
radio guide
English
Book
10:00 01-December (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
08:00 05-December (Thursday) Weekend in Minsk (4 days) The group is in progress 13'500 13'100
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08:00 06-December (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 11'780 11'455
meals
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12:00 06-December (Friday) World War II Memorial Khatyn The group is in progress 2'043 1'972
radio guide
English
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12:00 06-December (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory A lot of places 995 960 Book
10:00 08-December (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
08:00 12-December (Thursday) Weekend in Minsk (4 days) The group is in progress 13'500 13'100
New
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08:00 13-December (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 11'780 11'455
meals
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12:00 13-December (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
10:00 15-December (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
08:00 19-December (Thursday) Weekend in Minsk (4 days) The group is in progress 13'500 13'100
New
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08:00 20-December (Friday) The nation feat is immortal (3 days) The group is in progress 11'780 11'455
meals
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12:00 20-December (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
10:00 22-December (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
12:00 27-December (Friday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book
12:00 29-December (Sunday) Khatyn - The Mound of Glory The group is in progress 995 960 Book

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Address Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Logoysk, 54-th km of hightway Minsk-Vitebsk (M3) GPS Google: 54.334593′ N, 27.945306′ E