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Zahutyń / Dolina

Historical background

The murders of the civilians and partisans during the German occupation near Zahutyń and Dolin are commemorated by a humble memorial near the forest on the border of the wo villages. The place is special because about 200 m to the south from there, along a road in a small gorge – a group of 18 Gypsies was murdered (according to other sources: 18 people – including Gypsies). They were arrested in the vicinity of Zagórz and from there they were taken and shot to this place. They were also buried there, and the exhumation was not carried out. This event took place in June 1942.

 

Description of commemoration

On the border between Zahutyń and Dolin, hardly visible from road No. 84 (Wolności Street), just below the forest there is a memorial-stele, surrounded by a low fence made of bent steel flat bars. According to the few lists that contain information about this memorial, it has the form of a “granite obelisk” (doubtful, rather local pre-hewn stone). The cuboid shape is mounted on a 15-centimetre pedestal and coated with paint.

Formerly the monument was painted white and red from the front (at an angle), currently only barely any traces of paint have survived and the obelisk is mostly covered with moss (2010). In 2016 the sides of the memorial were painted green. The plaque with the inscription is a cast. Above the inscription, there is the national emblem of the People’s Republic of Poland – an eagle without a crown, below there is a branch (spruce? palm tree?). The inscription is quoted below.

 

Inscriptions

In Polish:

PAMIĘCI / POLEGŁYCH W WALCE / Z OKUPANTEM HITLEROWSKIM / 1940-1944 I W OKRESIE UTRWALANIA / WŁADZY LUDOWEJ 1945-1946 // KOŁO Z.B.O.W.I.D. / W ZAGÓRZU / O.R.M.O. ZAGÓRZ

Translation:

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL WHEN FIGHTING THE NAZI OCCUPYING FORCES / 1940-1944 AND IN THE PERIOD WHEN THE PEOPLE’S AUTHORITY WAS STRENGTHENED 1945-1946 // A BRANCH OF Z.B.O.W.I.D. [ASSOCIATION OF FIGHTERS FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY / IN ZAGÓRZ / O.R.M.O. [VOLUNTARY RESERVE OF THE MILITIA] ZAGÓRZ

Location

49°31’37.7″N 22°14’41.5″E

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