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Stary Wiśnicz

Cmentarz wojenny nr 312 Stary Wiśnicz

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War Cemetery No. 312 - Stary Wiśnicz - cemetery from World War I located in the village of Stary Wiśnicz in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in the Bochnia poviat, in the commune of Nowy Wiśnicz. It is one of 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. Of this number, there are 46 cemeteries in the Bochnia district . [source: Wikipedia, 3051260]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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It is located at an average height of 285 m at the parish cemetery in Stary Wiśnicz, on a slope falling in the northern direction to the Leksandrówka valley. There is a road leading to it that differs from the intersection at the parish church in Stary Wiśnicz towards the west (about 300 m). The war cemetery is located in the upper, western part of the parish cemetery and is clearly visible, because it is planted with spurs . [source: Wikipedia, 3051260]
Mainly soldiers of the Russian army were buried here, who died in the surrounding fields at the beginning of December 1914 during the Limanowa-Pawanski operation. On December 7, the Russians occupied the hills of the Pogórze Wiśnickie to the west of Stradomka. Attacking from the south and from the side of Łapanowo and the Stradomka valley, the Austrian army captured them for several days. After a few days of extremely fierce battles, the Austrians drove Russian troops out of these areas. On December 13, the Russians began a retreat further east. The cemetery was buried: * 36 soldiers of the Russian army. * 1 soldier of the Austro-Hungarian army. A total of 37 soldiers, only one was identified . [source: Wikipedia, 3051260]
Description of the cemetery
The cemetery is made on a polygonal plan. It was surrounded by a stone wall and led to a staircase. He survived to the present day in a very bad condition. Two large cast-iron crosses of the Russian type survived, the cross of the third cross and one smaller, made of thick flat bars). Tombstones and original fences have been completely destroyed. In addition, after World War II, two burials were made at the cemetery and large gravestones were placed on graves. [source: Wikipedia, 3051260]
The fate of the cemetery
During the interwar period, the cemetery was appreciated and was cultivated by the local community. After World War II, the importance of the cemetery in the awareness of society and the authorities at that time decreased. The cemetery was also naturally destroyed. It was only in the 1980s that awareness of the need to protect began to grow. Currently, the cemetery is slightly renovated. [source: Wikipedia, 3051260]
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