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26.03.2014 - 17: 21

Tragedy Galich. Concentration "Talerhof" only Russian

More than 100 thousands of Galician Rusyns were physically destroyed by Austria-Hungary at the beginning of the 20th century. Their main guilt is devotion to Orthodoxy, all-Russian unity and language. On the territory of the present airport of the Austrian city of Graz in September 1914, the Austro-Hungarian authorities created the first concentration camp in Europe. It was intended for residents of the Galician and Carpathian Rus, who called themselves Rusyns or Russians. During the First World War, the Austrians accused them of being Moscow spies and subjected to severe reprisals. For hundreds of years they lived preserving their culture, forgetting the Russian language, but the First World War destroyed their people. The Austrians with unseen cruelty exterminated defenseless people, burned abandoned houses.