The Bolshoi Dub (Big Oak) Museum of Partisan Glory is situated in the Zheleznogorsk district. Before the Second World War, the peaceful Kursk settlement Bolshoy Dub, named in the honor of the oldest oak tree in the vicinity (about 600 years), was located here, surrounded by green gardens.
On the gloomy morning of October 17, 1942, forty-four of its residents — women, old men, and children (there were 26 children including five less than a year old) — were executed and lated burned by a German fascist punitive detachment. The roots of the big oak tree was soaked with gasoline and set afire.The Museum of Partisan Glory was opened at the Bolshoy Dub memorial on May 9, 1977.
The Tourist Information center of Kursk oblast / www.gokursk.ru
|Phone number:||8(47148) 7-13-12|
|Address:||Kursk oblast, Zheleznogorsk district, settlement Sborodnoe|