In Belarus, today they pay homage to the memory of the inhabitants of the village, which the Nazis burned down with 149 inhabitants – 75 of whom are children under the age of sixteen.
Remembering this tragedy, according to the appeal quoted by the presidential press service, the inhabitants of the country pay homage to the memory of thousands of other Belarusian villages and towns brutally destroyed by the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War.
“The past war, which burst unceremoniously into our house”, took away one in three Belarusians, recalls the head of state. He noted that every corner of the country has a story of its own Khatyn. “It hurts to realize how many new lives have not been born, how many children have not matured, how many destinies have been interrupted because of crazy ideas, blind hatred and bloody cruelty,” Lukashenko said. .
“Years later, the bitterness and anger do not subside. Especially today, when the scourge of Nazism has gained followers among mercenaries, traitors and criminals and has crept close to our borders,” the call reads. them – the spirit of popular resistance. Its symbol is an invincible man who, having risen alive from the fire, with the body of a dead son in his arms, bears through time an eternal curse on fascism.
“The duty of the living to the dead is to expose the perpetrators of mass genocide, to carefully preserve the memory of those terrible events and to prevent trouble from breaking out again in our holy land,” the president said. . dead! Eternal glory to their immortal feat in the name of peace for future generations!”
On the site of Khatyn, in memory of the dead, a memorial complex was built, in the center of which there is a bronze sculpture “The Undefeated Man” – its height is more than six meters. It is the symbol of a man who rose alive from the fire, took the body of a dead boy and carried it through the years, pronouncing an eternal curse on fascism, a curse on all evil on earth.
< p class="">On the territory of the complex there is also the only village cemetery in the world - 185 symbolic graves, each of which reminds one of the villages burned down with the inhabitants during the Second World War, but never restored. The 186th unrevived village is Khatyn itself, the news portals specify.
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