"Liberation Day" Starobil's'k Local Custom Tip by hunterV
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The Nazis seized Starobilsk on July 12, 1942 and began to establish a new order at once.
Round-ups, indiscriminate arrests, executions and deportation of young people to forced labor to Germany became everyday events.
Hundreds and hundreds of patriots and innocent residents – women, children and elderly people – were savagely executed by the Nazis.
The lawless new order lasted for 196 until January 23, 1943 when the city was liberated by the Soviet Army.
January 23 is annually observed as the City Liberation Day.
There is a small war memorial in the city park.
It is located opposite the common grave of Soviet soldiers and officers.
The monument is an obelisk standing on a high pedestal.
The inscription on the black plaque located at the foot of the pedestal reads,
to the heroes who fell in the battles
for the liberation of our Motherland
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