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Memorial Khachkar in Krakow

The memorial commemorates the Armenian community in Poland, victims of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian and Polish victims murdered by Ukranian Nationalists in April 1921 and 1944, and the Armenian priests who were deported to Siberia during the Soviet occupation of Poland in World War

Sponsor(s): Armenian Cultutral Association (Poland) and Father Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski

The memorial is located on the grounds of Saint Nicolas Church in Krakow.

Khachkars reach 1.5 metres in height, and have an ornamentally carved cross in the middle, resting on the symbol of a sun or wheel of eternity, accompanied by vegetative-geometric motifs, carvings of saints and animals. Khachkars are created usually using local stone and carved using chisel, die, sharp pens and hammers.

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