A memorial complex, 54 km from Minsk by the Vitebsk highway. On March 22, 1943 German fascists burnt down a small village Khatyn together with its dwellers - 149 people died in fire, 75 of them were children.
There are 186 such villages in Belarus. The memorial “Hatyn” is an eternal memory of the victims of WWII, in which every fourth Belarusian perished. The eternal fire, burning among three silver birches, symbolizes this loss, and the bells, the mournful voice of which is heard every minute, say to the mankind: “Remember!”
The Place is stunning by its spirit of tragedy that leaves nobody indifferent.