In the Czech Republic reconstructed the monument in memory of the victims of the First world war

© flickr.com/romanboedКарловы vary, Czech Republic. Archival photo.<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/10/31941e178b6a3f4ff56a8826dbf77877.jpg" alt="In the Czech Republic reconstructed the monument in memory of the victims of the First world war" />© flickr.com/romanboed

Grand opening of the reconstructed memorial in memory of the victims of the First world war took place in the village Jindrichovice in the Karlovy vary region in the West Czech Republic on Monday, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Consulate General of Russia in Karlovy vary is Maria Semenova.

«In the village Jindrichovice after extensive renovation on Monday was inaugurated a memorial on the site of the concentration camp, through which during the First world war were more than 40 thousand people, captured by the troops of Austria-Hungary, in the main, they were citizens of Russia, Serbia and Italy,» said Semenov.

A concentration camp near the village Jindrichovice was one of the largest in Europe during the First world war. First came here in 1914, was captured on the Eastern front, Russian soldiers, and later added the Serbs and Italians, as well as in a small number of representatives of other countries, mainly in Eastern Europe. Here daily from the hard work and unbearable living conditions has died a few dozen people.

In the early 1930-ies in the former concentration camp under the patronage of the President of Czechoslovakia, tomáš Masaryk Garriga was created a mausoleum where the remains are now 189 Russians and more than 7 thousand Serbs in the neighborhood, in forest cemetery buried about a thousand concentration camp prisoners.

In recent years, the memorial in memory of the victims of the First world war was seriously reconstructed, built a new wooden chapel. At its gala opening on Monday was attended by leaders of the Karlovy vary region, the Consul General of Russia in Karlovy vary, Mikhail Ledenev, the Ambassador of Serbia, the staff of the Italian Embassy in the Czech Republic, representatives of the defense ministries of Russia and the Czech Republic, motorcycle club «Night wolves» and «Road to Victory», the locals, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Consulate General of Russia in Karlovy vary is Maria Semenova.

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