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Lwow - Eaglets Cemetary

Juche 9 | 292  
11 Mar 2009 /  #1
Is Eaglets' Cemetary cemetary in Lwow only visit by Polish or do Ukrainians also often visit?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
11 Mar 2009 /  #2
I imagine mostly Polish people visit. You might have to Google for particulars.
PolskaMan 2 | 147  
11 Mar 2009 /  #3
Like Wroclaw said i think Poles only vist and maybe some Ukrainians vist.

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polishcanuck 7 | 462  
13 Mar 2009 /  #4
I think the £yczakowski/Lychakivskiy Cemetery is divided into 2 sections: 1 for poles and 1 for ukrainians. The cemetary was neglected for some time during the cold war - i think the eagles cemetery was actually completely destroyed and the land was turned into some kind of storage area. I would imagine that the ukies visit the ukrainian part and the poles visit the polish graves - remember, poles and ukrainians have not always been friendly to one another.
andy b 4 | 156  
13 Mar 2009 /  #5
I was there on 1st November last year. In the older parts of the cemetry, there is no separation of Poles, Ukrainians, Jews and Germans. Then there are newer separate sections devoted to the soldiers of Poland and Ukraine. On the day we visited, there was a handful of Poles, but mainly it was Ukrainians visiting.

HWPiel 1 | 64  
19 Mar 2009 /  #6
I am not familiar with what happened there, can you fill me in... was this World War 1 / Polish-Soviet War of 1918-1921 or WW2? I take it children protected the city?

pawian 223 | 24,583  
19 Mar 2009 /  #7
WW1 finished and Germans started leaving Eastern territories. Poles and Ukrainians began fight for land. Poles made the majority of big cities like Lvov but Polish regular army was far away. So Polish civilian residents took to arms, about a few hundred of them were students and children. They drove Ukrainians away.

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