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Based on previously sealed war archives and rare witness records of the survivors, Khatyn is a heart wrenching story of the people who fought for their lives under the Nazi occupation during World War II. Through the prism of the retrospect perception as narrated by the novel's main character Flyora - a boy who matures during the war - author Ales Adamovich beholds genocide and horrific crimes against humanity. The former teen partisan goes back in time and remembers atrocities of 1943. The novel's pages become the stage where perished people come to life for one last time, get to say their last word, all at the backdrop of blood chilling cries of women and children being burned alive by a Nazi death squad that, accompanied by the Vlasov's unit, surges a Byelorussian village.

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased., being established in 1996, is longtime Europe's leader in online hotel reservations.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.