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Tuchów

Cmentarz wojenny nr 163 Tuchów

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War Cemetery No. 163 in TuchĂłw - a historic cemetery from World War I located in TuchĂłw in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in the TarnĂłw poviat. It is one of 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. In the 6 th TarnĂłw district, these cemeteries are 63 . [source: Wikipedia, 2439977]
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Location
The cemetery is located on the top of Furmaniec hill (313 m), rising on the north-eastern side of the monastery in Tuchów. A black hiking trail leads to the monastery in Tuchów. The cemetery can also be reached by asphalt road leading from Tuchów to Zalasowa. The cemetery is located on the left side of this road, approx. 100 m away . A dirt road leads to the original Austrian concrete information pole with a concrete plaque. The hill is bezleśne, thanks to it a wide panoramic view can be seen. Next to the cemetery there is a lookout point, a plaque with a described panorama view, a place for camping and a cross commemorating Pope John Paul II. [source: Wikipedia, 2439977]
Description of the cemetery
It was designed by the German architect Heinrich Scholz on a rectangular plan with bevelled corners. The cemetery fence is made of metal pipes unbuttoned between stone posts. Entry through a double-gate. The central monument is a four-storied stone pedestal made of stones, on which a wooden Latin cross was placed. On its front wall are dates 1914, 1915, at the back inscription in German. In translation into Polish, it means: Do not worry that our lips are silent, after all, our graves will tell you about love of the homeland. "Tombstones are placed symmetrically along all sides of the cemetery, there is a lot of space at the central monument. There are three types of tombstones : * concrete, similar to the pedestal of the cross, but with a concrete cross, * concrete steles with a cast-iron Latin cross topped with cast iron gloria, * concrete steles with a cast-iron Lorraine cross. All the tombstones contain tin information plates. [source: Wikipedia, 2439977]
the fallen
137 Austro-Hungarian and 97 Russian soldiers were buried in the cemetery, in 106 single and 22 collective graves. By name, 68 Austro-Hungarian soldiers are known. They all died on December 20, 1914, one in May 1915. . Famous soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army fought in the 24th Infantry Honored Regiment, who was recruited in the regions of Brasov; Kronstadt and Miercurea Ciuc in today's Romania. Soldiers of the Russian army fought among others in the 125th Kursk, 128th Starooskolski and 130. Chersonian infantry regiments. All these regiments were part of the 32nd and 33rd Kiev Infantry Divisions. In addition, some served in the 70th Artillery Brigade . [source: Wikipedia, 2439977]
The fate of the cemetery
After World War II, cemeteries from the First World War were not cared for and fell into disrepair . Also cemetery No. 163 was largely destroyed, especially its central monument. It has been completely renovated, including the central monument was rebuilt, tombstones were repaired, new information plates were made, a new entrance gate. After refurbishment is in very good condition (2015). An interesting fact is that at first, it was planned to put on the monument the centers of the cross made of stone blocks (such a plan was preserved in the Krakow State Archives), but later the architect changed the plan and placed the wooden cross . The renovation was made in 1988/1989 by the Austrian Red Cross (Association for the Care of War Graves), in cooperation with the TuchĂłw commune. [source: Wikipedia, 2439977]
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Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
Wikipedia, Self-published work, World War I Cemetery nr 163 in Tuchów
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