Of a population of 149 (including 85 children), only one man, Yuzif Kaminsky, survived. Khatyn Memorial: Khatyn memorial and the Mound of Glory - See 295 traveller reviews, 620 candid photos, and great deals for Lahojsk District, Belarus, at Tripadvisor. The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
Booking.com, being established in 1996, is longtime Europe's leader in online hotel reservations. Katyn Massacre, mass execution of Polish military officers by the Soviet Union during World War II. The discovery of the massacre precipitated the severance of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the Polish government-in-exile in London. The Katyn massacre was a series of mass executions of nearly 22,000 Polish military officers and intelligentsia carried out by the Soviet Union, specifically the NKVD ("People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs", the Soviet secret police) in April and May 1940. Khatyn, spelled Хатынь in Cyrillic (the initial letter is pronounced like the
in Loch Ness) is a State Memorial Complex in Belarus that commemorates a village of that name that was burned down by the Nazis in 1943 - it also stands symbolically for all the other villages destroyed in a similar manner during Nazi Germany's occupation of the country. Listen to Khatyn by Khatyn Compilation on Apple Music.