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Thalerhof Day and picnic, August 4, 2018 in Connecticut

THALERHOF COMMEMORATION DAY 2018

WHAT:
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.

All Lemko Association members and friends are cordially invited.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 (rain date: Saturday, August 11)
10:00am: discussion of the Lemko Association’s current activities, in the Carpathian Institute library.

11:00am, Panachida service (remembrance of the dead) at the Thalerhof Memorial gazebo

12 noon to 6 pm, Picnic (kermesh) get together with food, music, talk, singing, general camaraderie and a display of educational material.

WHERE:
On the grounds of the Carpathian Institute in Higganum, Connecticut. Follow this link for directions.

COST:
We are requesting a $10.00 donation for adults, $5.00 for children, to cover the costs of food for the picnic.
We will be very glad if you can bring something to share.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact us or call Lemko Association president Paul Best at 1-860-345-7997.

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