The Vojna Memorial, CZ, EU
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N 49° 38.377 E 014° 00.172
33U E 428005 N 5499039
Quick Description: Memorial to victims of communist system
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/1/2011 2:00:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMBBN8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Paleo.team
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Long Description:
In the midst of the forest, 5 km south-east from Príbram, at the boundary of the Lazsko, Lešetice and Zavržice villages' areas, on the place which was famous for occurrence of iron, silver and uranium ores, there used to be a labour camp built by German war prisoners between 1947 and 1949. It was named after the Vojna Mountain (666 m) dominated near-by. Analogous camps were also in the Jáchymov and Slavkov Districts close to the deposits of strategic uranium ore.

In consequence of the Communist coup-d'état in February 1948 and the change of the social and juridical situation in the country the new government decided to fill the Vojna Prison Camp with so called 'charges' of the hard labour camp. They were people who were interned without any trial, contrary to the law, because of their political opinion. Stage by stage the biggest hard labour camp originated in the area of the uranium mining in Czechoslovakia.

The area of the former Vojna Hard Labour Camp is the last place where the authentic prison buildings from the time of Communist persecution are preserved. The Czech government decided, by the resolution No. 609 on June 6, 1999, to build a Memorial as a pious place reminding of suffering of citizens during the time of Communist despotism. The decision was confirmed by the resolution No. 264 on March 15, 2000.

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Adress of the monument:
Pribram-Lesetice
Pribram-Lesetice, Czech Republic


When was this monument palced?: 2001

Who placed this monument?: Czech government

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