Tourist Portal of Chełm Commune

The cemetery of World War I and II in Pokrówka

The facility is located near the forest Borek. It was probably created in the second half of the nineteenth century as the burial place of Russian soldiers. During World War I, it was used as the final resting place of Austrian and German soldiers.

In the interwar period graves of Polish Army soldiers were placed in the cemetery and during the Second World War Polish, German and Russian soldiers were buried here. In the nineties, the graves of Polish soldiers were transferred here from the church cemetery located near Artura Grottgera Street. Currently, 186 graves have been preserved on the area of 0.8 hectares. It is fenced and the alleys are ordered. Polish and Soviet soldiers buried in mass graves were commemorated with statues including their names. One hundred year-old pines and oak trees still grow at the cemetery.