Articles / "The Grove of Five Hundred", memorial, the

"The Grove of Five Hundred", memorial, the

Subject / Architecture/Sculpture, monuments, memorials

"The Grove of Five Hundred" is a memorial park in the town of Kingisepp. On the park territory there are common graves of soldiers of the Civil and Great Patriotic Wars. The memorial name appeared after the Civil War. The town was seized by troops of General Yudenich ywo times in May and October 1919. At that time about 500 supporters of the Bolshevik Party (facts are not confirmed) were executed. On the execution place the memorial - granite wall on wich there is the inscription told about that event was opened on February 23, 1941. During the Kingisepp occupation the memorial was destroyed by fashists, after World War II it was restored. At the same time the common military cemetery for soldiers and officers liberated Kingisepp in 1944 was made in the park. The 5-metre octahedral obelisk (1953, the scultor A. Kotli)was constructed in the park. Soldiers of the 8th Guard Estonian Corps were buried there; The names of 83 people were established from 85 perished people.

Karpenko, Irina Aleksandrovna

Kotli, Alar Yukhanovich
Yudenich, Nikolay Nikolayevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District/Kingisepp Town

Ефимов А.С. Кингисепп Ист.-краевед. очерк Л., 1972., С. 60

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