"WWI military cemetery in Ukanc" Obcina Bohinj Off The Beaten Path Tip by picek
Obcina Bohinj Off The Beaten Path: 16 reviews and 18 photos
It takes more attention to notice in the woods hidden cemetery in Ukanc, the one that buried soldiers from Austro-Hungarian vs. Italy battles between 1915 - 1917. Majority of men came to the battlefield from Hungarian part of the country, and so is the majority of men buried here Hungarian, followed by Ukrainians and Poles, then also Czech, Serbs, Slovaks, Germans, Slovenes and Romanians. 17 Russian, 2 Romanian and one Italian prisoner of war are also buried. There are 296 graves, some marked and some of unknown soldier.
Indeed place of sad memory, once again yet reminding us of how many nationals war involved at that time, how many victims among civilians and soldier - and it only proved that certain segments of societies forgot the attrocities in a way too easy... as it didn't take long to have WWII, only followed by another war (and wars), in more sophisticated era, with more sophisitcated warfare.
Almost 100 years after establishing this memorial cemetery, one walks with different shoes reading the names on the crosses enligned within military order. What do they tell, what would they tell... one can only imagine. Nevertheless, there is something heavy in that silence.
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