THALERHOF COMMEMORATION DAY- 2018
On Thalerhof 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 the 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) 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 Jaworzno), 1947-1949.
Saturday, August 4, 2018 (rain day Saturday August 11)
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
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)
$10 for adults, $5 for children, to cover the cost of food
cell phone 1-860395-6738
bring some food to share with others