Many tragic events are connected with the years of the World War II. One
of the saddest ones happened near the village of Nemecká, central
Slovakia and a reverence memorial was built for its victims there.
The Memorial of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP), sometimes called the Memorial of the Tortured to Death,
is situated off the main road from Banská Bystrica to Brezno. In
January 1945 the local lime works became the stage of tragic events.
Thousand people were shot dead and consequently burnt in the furnace by
the members of the special Einsatzkomando and the members of the
emergency troops of the Hlinka´s guard. The former lime works were
arranged as a place of reverence after the war. In 1958 a memorial reminding the flame of a furnace was built close to it. In 1962 a memorial room was arranged here, where authentic materials from the time of the Uprising (SNP) can be seen.
Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA