The Alley of Heroes
The Alley of Heroes and the memorial complex are located in the park along Sovetskaya Street in Gomel. The central part of the memorial sign is made in the form of an arch, which is clearly visible from Sovetskaya Street.
In the very center, there is a sculpture of a soldier, which was located in this place earlier, and is now reconstructed. On both sides of the arch there are two walls, on which there are 44 memorial plaques with information about the defenders of the Fatherland, buried here in a mass grave. It contains the remains of 135 participants in the defense of Gomel in August 1941, partisans, underground fighters, as well as those who brought the long-awaited freedom to the city in November 1943. All of them gave their lives during the war for the present peaceful life of the Belarusian people.
There are 41 memorial steles along the central alley. They immortalize the names of the Heroes of the Soviet Union and full holders of the Order of Glory, whose fate was associated with Gomel. Among them are the natives of the city above the Sozh, the soldiers who took part in the liberation of the city, as well as those who lived and worked here.