Pratulin

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Location
52°10'00"N
023°25'59"E
Country
 Poland
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Pratulin [praˈtulʲin] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Rokitno, within Biała Podlaska County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland, close to the border with Belarus.On 24 January 1874 the Russian Army killed a group of 13 Greek Catholic believers in the village. They later became known as the Pratulin Martyrs. During "Operation Barbarossa" the forest nearby was a staging point for the German 17th Panzer Division. At 3:30am on 22 June 1941 German Panzer and motorized troops decamped from this area, crossing the Bug River and attacking the Soviet Union.
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