Heads of the Embassies of EU countries visit Kurapaty and Trastsianets

2013 2013-11-05T23:33:08+0300 2013-11-05T23:33:08+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/kurapaty.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 5 November the heads of the Embassies of the European Union and the Charge d' Affaires of the United States of America to the Republic of Belarus visited Kurapaty and Trastsianets, mass graves of victims of the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century.

The diplomats traditionally visit these places on “Dziady”, the Day of Remembrance of Ancestors, to pay tribute to the memory of the victims.

In Kurapaty diplomats laid flowers at the memorial signs, including the memorial cross on a hill near the boulder, which indicates the location chosen by the government of Belarus for the erection of the memorial, which would perpetuate the memory of the tragic fates of people killed and buried here.