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Volunteers repair World War I cemetery in SlovakiaAround Slovakia
9 Jul 2012 Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská Regional News
AN INERNATIONAL summer work camp to help in reconstruction of the largest cemetery of military victims of World War I in Slovakia was held in mid-June in Veľkrop in eastern Slovakia. Forty volunteers organised by the Visegrad Working Group for War Cemeteries came from non-governmental organisations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to help renovate the site. The NGOs were joined this year by a group from Romania and by other Slovak volunteers.
Renovation of the cemetery began in 2009 by removing wood destroyed by water seepage and adjusting the terrain. Last year paths were laid out and the surroundings of the graves were rearranged.
“We hope to finish in 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the World War I,” Drobňák stated.
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