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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 the Fallen Pilots in Český Těšín

This memorial is dedicated to the pilots of the First Czechoslovak Mixed Air Division in the USSR who were shot down during fights for Moravská brána in 1945 and pilots from the Těšín region who were shot down during the Second World War.

The Memorial to the Pilots of the First Czechoslovak Mixed Air Division in the USSR

This memorial in Ostrava is found in the Czechoslovak Pilots Park. It is dedicated to the pilots of the First Czechoslovak Mixed Air Division in the USSR.

The Memorial to the Soldiers of the Eighth Silesian Infantry Regiment in Frýdek - Místek

This memorial is located on the site of Czajanek’s former textile plant that was rebuilt into barracks in 1934. On 14 March 1939, part of the Eighth Silesian Infantry Regiment was the only unit in the entire country to fight back while the armed German Wehrmacht took the Czech Republic.

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”.

General Jan Satorie Sr.’s Grave in the Ostrava Zábřeh Cemetery

Brigade General Jan Satorie Sr., commander of First Elite Frontier Regiment 4 in Hlučín and the Eighth Infantry Division in Hranice, is buried in the Ostrava Zábřeh cemetery.