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Memorial Lety

lety_l.jpgThe reverent area in Lety was on April 23, 1998 declared a cultural monument by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Here the prisoners of the determination camp in Lety are buried. There was a monument "To the Victims of Gipsy determination Camp in Lety" disclosed in 1995 as a memento. The determination camp itself does not exist anymore.

The memorial from 1995, created by the Czech painter Zdeněk Hůlka, reminds viewers of the concentration camp for gipsies, which was built here during the German occupation of Bohemia. A lot of gipsy families from Bohemia were here. Originally, it was a labour camp, but later its status was changed and it was used to sequester gipsies and 1942 it was changed to a camp for gipsies.

There were more than 1.300 gipsies here during its existence (August 1942 - May 1943) and more then a quarter of them died here and they are buried in the memorial grounds. The remaining others were redeployed into the exterminating camp in the town Oświęcim (Auschwitz, Poland).

You can find the memorial along route 19 between Mirovice and Milevsko.

See it on the map