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Monuments and cemeteries


The Red Army Burial Place in Hlučín

This cemetery contains a memorial dedicated to the liberation of Hlučín by the Red Army in 1945. It adjoins a Jewish cemetery that was partially damaged by the war. More than 3,300 fallen are buried here.

The Municipal Cemetery in Opava

The Opava municipal cemetery was founded in 1890. Victims of the First World War are buried under a memorial by the famous Silesian sculptor Josef Obeth, as are more than 3,200 Red Army soldiers who fell towards the end of the Second World War and about 600 German soldiers. The grave of Austrian Field Marshall Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli is also worth seeing.

The Memorial to I. Kubinec, a Soldier from the First Czechoslovak Tank Brigade in Štítina

To commemorate his hard-fought battles during the liberation of Štítina in April 1945, a memorial to Ivan Kubinec, a soldier from the First Czechoslovak Tank Brigade, was erected. The scout was brutally tortured to death by Nazis near Zíkův statek on 18 April 1945. The memorial depicts him kneeling on the back of a large cross with his left arm punctured by a spike.

The Memorial to Battles for Ostrava in Pusté Jakartice

The inscription on the memorial reads, “On 18 April 1945, soldiers of the Fourth Ukrainian Front fiercely fought the German-Nazi occupants to conquer Moravská Ostrava. Battle units from Gen. Col. Kurochkin, Gen. Lieut. Ozimin, Col. Goltsev and Gen. Major Kuznetsov’s tank forces were involved”.