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    • 03 August 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 184 Old County Road (note: C-O-U-N-T-Y Road), Higganum, Connecticut 06441-4446



     (Remembering the Thalerhof and Jaworzno Concentration Camps of WW I and Post WW II AND all those who suffered in the World Wars and the post WW II period in the Carpathian homeland)

    WHAT: On Thalerhof Commemoration Day we commemorate the tens of thousands of East Slavic men, women and children who suffered persecution, lost their health or died in relation to the Austro-Hungarian concentration camp located at the village of Thalerhof, south of Graz, in 1914-1917 (World War I) AND those who died in fighting in and around the Carpathian Region in both world wars. In addition, we remember the post-WW II tragic uprooting of Rusyns both in Poland and Slovakia, in the population “exchanges” with the Soviet Union (1944-1946), the Civil War in the Carpathians and the internal displacement of Lemkos and Ukrainians in Poland in “Akcja Wisla” (1947) and the concomitant incarceration of thousands in the Jaworzno concentration camp (Central Labor Camp at Jaworzno), 1947-1949.

    WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2019, rain or shine

    10:00am -discussion of the activities of the the Lemko Association, the New England Carpatho-Rusyn Society and the Carpathian Institute in the Institute’s library

    11:00am - a Panachida service (an Eastern Christian service for those who have passed on) at the Thalerhof Memorial gazebo.

    12 noon to 5pm, a traditional repast/kermesh/picnic.

    WHERE:  On the grounds of the Carpathian Institute

    184 Old County Road (note: C-O-U-N-T-Y Road, not “Country”), Higganum, Connecticut   06441-4446 (south of Middletown, Connecticut [Higganum is a section of the town of Haddam] mid-way between New York and Boston)

    COST: $10 for adults, $5 for children, to cover the cost of food

The New England branch was chartered in 2002, and services the New England states.

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Coordinator: Paul Best

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