• Kremnička (at cemetery), Banská Bystrica

Kremnička, the city part of Banská Bystrica, has a cruel and tragic history. This is where the so-called massacre in Kremnička took place during the world war. The tragic event represents a series of mass executions, which was carried out from 5 November 1944 to 17 March 1945 by the Nazi unit Einsatzkommando 14 in cooperation with the Slovak Emergency Divisions of the Hlinka Guards.

A total of 747 victims were found in mass graves, including small children, the civilian population and soldiers. Some of the identified victims were later moved and buried elsewhere by their families. In 1949, a large Memorial to the victims of fascism was built on the site of the mass grave. The monument is the work of Dušan Samuel Jurkovič, an architect of European significance, who, however, did not live long enough to see its revelation.

In 1963, the monument was declared a national cultural monument. The memorial site also includes the Memorial to the Murdered Jewish Residents, a symbolic candlestick, called Menorah, which in 1995 was annexed to the Memorial to the Victims of Fascism.

You may need some: accommodation Banská Bystrica
Tourist map (GPS 48.6916, 19.12634)
Google maps (Navigation)
There are no comments. You can add comment or upload photos of this attraction.

Nearby things to do at Memorial to the victims of fascism in Kremnička

1.6 km
Bounce Park 17
Other attractions

Bounce Park 17 is the largest sports and amusement park in Slovakia, located in Banská Bystrica. On an area of 4000m2, you will find more than 50 different attractions, f...

Banská Bystrica
2.7 km
Malachov Rocks

Malachov Rocks are a protected area about 4 km from Banska Bystrica, near Radvaň. This interesting rock formation is a distinctive landmark.

We can find here small rocky...

3.2 km
Central Slovak Museum - Tihányi manor house
Museums and history

The Tihányi manor house in Radvaň was originally a ground floor Renaissance building dating from the first half of the 17th century. Later, this historic building took on...

Banská Bystrica
3.5 km
Observatory on Vartovka Hill
Other attractions

If you don't know what to do with your day, make a small trip to the stars. In the popular Observatory on Vartovka Hill in Banská Bystrica, you will experience many unfor...

Banská Bystrica
4.7 km
Covered swimming pool in Štiavičky
Lakes and pools

A refurbished and modernly equipped indoor swimming pool can be found in Banská Bystrica. It is open throughout the year, allowing swimming enthusiasts to enjoy their fav...

Banská Bystrica
4.9 km
Beach swimming pool Štiavničky
Lakes and pools

The beach swimming pool in Banská Bystrica is part of the Aqualand complex and consists of a 2.5-hectare natural lake with a sandy beach, where boats and water bikes can ...

Banská Bystrica
4.9 km
Bethlen's House
Other attractions

The Bethlen's House accommodates the administrative headquarters and exhibition space of the Central Slovak Gallery. There are short-term exhibitions not only from the ga...

Banská Bystrica
5.0 km
Central Slovak Museum - Thurzo's house
Museums and history

Part of the main square and thus the histric core of Banská Bystrica is an important architectural monument Thurzo House, which is forever tied to the Thurzo family. It i...

Banská Bystrica