Kremnička Massacre 1944 #holocaust #slovakia


Three members of my grandmother's family were massacred in the forest at Kremnička on 20th November 1944. They were among a total of 747 to be murdered at the same place over three months. The mass grave was exhumed by the Free Czechoslovakia Army in April 1945 and my three family members were identified by the brother of one of the victims. Their names are on a memorial in Banská Bystrica, along with others who were successfully identified. However, what I don't know is what happened to the 747 bodies. Would they have been properly buried at a graveyard in Kremnička or Banská Bystrica, or taken away by family to be buried elsewhere? Is there a way of tracing names to a particular graveyard?

Felice Hardy
Winchester, UK