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Military cemetery in Stebník

At the time of the outbreak of the First World War, the name Esztebnek was named. At the village there is a war cemetery from the First World War. The care of this war cemetery was commissioned during the inter-war period by Žandárská stanica in Zborov. The War Cemetery is on the right side of the road from Zborov to the village of Stebník. From the road is only a few dozen meters away. The cemetery has a rectangular plan, where 103 graves are arranged to form a cross profile. This is a very unique design of the war cemetery. Most soldiers buried in the war cemetery are unknown to the Austro-Hungarian and Russian soldiers.

The archive component of this war cemetery is incomplete and full of inaccuracy. According to the registers, 42 Russian soldiers are buried in separate graves. Everyone is unknown. Only one soldier's name was retained, but it is mocked, probably due to the erroneous transcription of the Cyrillic alphabet. The ten common graves are buried after five unknown Russian soldiers. In one of the common graves (No. 62) are buried two officers of the Russian 176th Infantry Regiment Arteniev Svaradov and Kuik Karpf. We know also the name of soldier Jan Domej, who is buried in one of the common graves of Russian soldiers.

A total of 21 unknown Austro-Hungarian soldiers are buried in separate graves. The two common graves are buried after six unknown Austro-Hungarian soldiers, in one tomb for five soldiers. According to the sketch, five soldiers should be buried in the joint tomb no. 37, but only the names of two, probably, Austro-Hungarian soldiers. They are soldiers Jan Fussi and Alois Kalteneger. The names of the members of the Austro-Hungarian 47th Infantry Regiment (Infanterieregiment Nr. 47) are also known. In the tomb no. 34 is buried by A. Ekler and in tomb no. 63 Andreas Roth. There are also names (incomplete) of soldiers buried in three separate graves. Their nationality is not determined. There is no record of the 21 graves, they are buried in unknown soldiers.

The war cemetery has several sketches with different grave numbers, but also deviations in classification, whether individual graves or graves are common. The war cemetery was buried in the interwar period, but we have no further information about these interventions. It is therefore difficult to determine how many soldiers there are in total 103 burials buried. The cadastral sheet lists the number of 189 buried soldiers. The number of war cemeteries is regularly reported.

Slovakia,

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military cemetery

Dimensions

State of repair/preservation

Historical WWI Context

State of legal protection

Not Protected

Owner

Village Stebník

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Opening

Entrance Fee

No entrance fee

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

The village Stebnik lies in the north-western part of the Low Beskids in the valley of the right-hand tributary of the Kamenica river. From the Bardejov district, it is 13 km away. 

In teh region, you can find many interesting placese like e.g.:

Lake Domaša https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ve%C4%BEk%C3%A1_Doma%C5%A1a

Bio swimming pool Snina http://biokupaliskosnina.sk/

Zoo Stropkov http://www.zoostropkov.sk/

Vihorlat observatory http://www.astrokolonica.sk/

Renaissance manor house in Humenné http://www.muzeumhumenne.sk/historia.html

Slovak opal mines https://www.opalovebane.com/

Open Air Museum Humenné http://www.muzeumhumenne.sk/skanzen.html

Public Transport

Bus stop in the village (http://cp.atlas.sk/bus/spojenie/ )

Further information sources

Further information can be found on the following link:

www.kvhbeskydy.sk/vojnovy-cintorin-stebnik/ 

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