Siomkava - is a large village of Minsk district, Minsk region of Belarus. The main and in fact the only attraction of the village of Siomkava are the ruins of a vast and luxurious manor complex of the late 18th century. The central building of the manor, which can also be described as a full-fledged palace, was built from 1775 to 1780. At the same time, two side palace buildings were erected and a beautiful park was laid. In the 19th century, the estate was constantly expanding and by the beginning of the 20th century, the estate complex also included many outbuildings, including a whole winery. The palace in the village of Siomkava was once very luxurious and richly decorated. Many different values ​​were kept here, whole collections of paintings and icons, as well as a huge library.

The last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth stayed in the palace in the village of Siomkava, and before the revolution, the classics of Belarusian literature also managed to visit: Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas. After the 1917 revolution, the estate in the village of Siomkava was ruined, and an orphanage was located in the palace building. During the Second World War, very tragic events took place on the territory of the estate in the village of Siomkava. The fact is that the orphanage here formally continued to function. However, in fact, the Nazis turned it into a specific children's concentration camp. Children were kept in terrible conditions, various cruel medical experiments were carried out on them. Of the five hundred children who were in the boarding school, only a little more than half were able to survive. After the war, either an orphanage or a school continued to function on the territory of the estate complex, either a boarding school, or a children's sanatorium.

One way or another, at the moment all the buildings of the estate complex in the village of Siomkava are abandoned. The central palace has already fallen into ruins. The side palace buildings are in slightly better condition. Most of the outbuildings are either completely lost or heavily rebuilt. Nevertheless, even in this state, the palace and park complex in the village of Siomkava is an interesting landmark of Belarus, an important architectural monument of the late 18th century, as well as a cultural and historical value of the country. There are plans to restore the estate in the village of Siomkava. It is planned to open a museum and an international family support center here. It is also planned to create a memorial to the memory of children who innocently died here during the Second World War. However, unfortunately, the actual implementation of these plans has not yet begun.

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Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Siomkava:

Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Siomkava