Memory Complex "Demianiv Laz"
Department of Regional Museum of Liberation Struggle after S. Bandera

Description:
The renovated Memory Complex was opened in 2009, October 11. There are three graves on the place of former burials. Here, in 1989, October 29, the mortal remains of 524 victims of communist regime were buried. At the central part of the Complex there is a chapel, a kind of monument to the victims (authors: Oleh Kozak, the architector and Mykola Matyushenko, the constructor).

The chapel serves for masses conducted on Sundays. At the basements with the area of 92 m2 the museum exposition is located.

The Memorial exposition tells about repressions of communist regime in the region in 1939-1941, the history of researches and burial excavations. For the first time one can see the staff list of people involved in mass terror in the region. One section is dedicated to the creation and activities of "Rukh" and "Memorial" organizations. The documents and things confirming their activities are of great interest.

The great picture "Demianiv Laz — the "golden September response" does not leave the visitors indifferent. It reflects the summer tragedy of 1941. The panoramic photo of Stanislaviv prison in 1941 attracts a great attention. Nearby there are the photo copies of criminal cases of Pavlina Varyvoda, Yulian Boydunyk, Yaroslav Mazurkevych. They were rehabilitated in 1996.

The exposition culmination is the large stele with photos and names of victims of political repressions. The symbolic grave that looks like the cross at the bottom of which one can see footwear, the barbed wire and remains of clothes and documents, impresses the visitors greatly.

Two asphalt roads lead to the Complex: one for the cars. There ia a parking nearby. Another — the walking one , called "the Road of Sorrows". Just here the trucks with people tortured to death went by. There are thirteen Crosses placed along it.
Working hours:
10:00-17:00, Saturday, Sunday are available.
Entrance fee:
Adults — 15 UAH.
Children — 10 UAH.
Excursion rates:
30 UAH.
Contacts:
Ivano-Frankivsk city
Demianiv Laz St., 20

Теl.: +38 (097) 593-89-42
+38 (095) 575-20-08
How to get:
Go from Ivano-Frankivsk along Halytska street in Stryj direction. At city gates turn to the left after the Complex sign and go constantly straight to the Memorial.
GPS:
48.94358  24.66828  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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