THE VILLAGE KREMNIČKA
The village was founded about the year 1241. It became well-known due to mass executions during World War II. Under Vŕšok, in the place of execution, there is a memorial to all victims of fascism where from the 5th of November 1944 to the 11th of February 1945 nazis killed 747 victims, especially partisans and Jews, among them also memebers of Anglo-American mission and also 211 women and 58 children in the age from six weeks to 14 years. On the 9th of May 1995 there was uncovered a monument "Menora" which is dedicated to the Jewish victims especially. The autor of the monument is Ing. arch. Juraj Fatran from Izrael.
Kalište, situated at the foot of the southern slopes of Low Tatras, became famous through the heroism and self-sacrifice of its inhabitants in World War II, especially after the start of the Slovak National Uprising. The first partisan paratroops came to this area already in summer 1944 and thanks to its geographic position Kalište became a center of the partisan units such as "Napred" or "Smrť fašizmu". Unfortunately, on the 18th of March 1944 the village was burned and razed to the ground and as the only one of 102 destroyed villages in Slovakia during World War II it has never been restored. From the former village only small belfry and two houses retain. Today there is a Museum of Partisan Republic in one of them.
open: daily from May to September 9.00 am - 6.00 pm except Monday
tel.: +421 (0)918/899 430, +421 (0)918/899 413, +421 (0)48/412 32 58
THE VILLAGE NEMECKÁ
The exposition in Ráztocká valley is dedicated to one of the most tragic chapters in modern Slovak history – to the nazis reprisals in January 1945 in lime-kiln between villages Ráztoka and Nemecká. The mass executions of participans of the Slovak National Uprising, their family members, sympathizers and racial persecuted persons lasted from January 4 until January 11, 1945. Using of the lime-kiln was the best way to blind a trail. Nazis and their collaborants also spilled ashes of the victims to the river Hron. According to the records, 26 partakers of the Slovak National Uprising (Slovaks, Russians, Frechmen, members of the American military mission and one Romanian girl) and 205 racial persecuted persons were murdered in lime-kiln in Nemecká. Because of the shortness of information it is impossible to fix the exact number of victims. However, it is assumed, that up to 900 persons were executed there. The memorial for the victims of the fascist reprisals was built according to the project of the architects A. Bélla, E. Stančík, M. Belluš and academic sculptors K. Patakyová and A. Vika.
open: daily from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm except Monday
tel.: +421 (0)918/899 433, +421 (0)48/412 32 58
entry: adults 0,70 €, children, students and others: free
HOME AND MUSEUM OF JOZEF GREGOR TAJOVSKÝ IN THE VILLAGE OF TAJOV
The monument - native house of Joseph Gregor Tajovský is nowadays a seat of literary exposition of this famous Slovak writer and his wife, writer, Hana Gregorová. A part of the exposition is also devoted to the history and ethnology of the village of Tajov, which is situated just a few kilometers from the city of Banská Bystrica.
The exposition in Tajov is open on request. Visitors should make a call in advance. Tel: +421 (0)48/419 73 02, +421 (0)48/419 72 13.
Entry: adults 1,66 €, students and others: 0,83 €