Liptovský Mikuáš

War cemetery

War cemetery

Háj-Nicovô is the final resting place of 1,369 members of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps, soldiers of the rebel army and partisans who fell not only when fighting for Liptovský Mikuláš in 1945 but also in the area of Dolný Kubín and Ružomberok. It is the biggest military cemetery of Czechoslovak soldiers in the territory of former Czechoslovakia. read more
The 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps is often said to have lost 5,546 men during the fights at the town. However, this number includes not only the fallen ones but also injured, missing and those who died from their wounds. So it stands for all soldiers who were put out of action. What is more, battle reports are written once a month, comprise the period from the 15th of one month to the 15th of the following one and cover the whole corps including divisions and units that were not fighting at Liptovský Mikuláš. This is why it is not possible to determine the exact number of fallen Czechoslovak soldiers during the battles in the region of Liptov. It can be only estimated to less than 32 officers, less than 160 non-commissioned officers and less than 627 other men, i.e. less than 819 soldiers in total. There are 1,415 graves along both sides of the stairs, with some non-occupied ones in the first line. 
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War cemetery

1,361 exhumed bodies were brought to Háj from 69 Liptov villages of the districts Liptovský Hrádok, Liptovský Mikuláš, Ružomberok and Dolný Kubín. 1,325 of them were exhumed in the region of Liptov and 36 in the district of Dolný Kubín. Many fallen men were exhumed and buried in their home villages. The list of buried soldiers along with the names and grave numbers is located to the left of the stairs that run to the memorial.  
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