Photo: www.brezolupy.cz / The plinth of the monument is decorated with cracks, but the municipality will only repair it with a subsidy on the account.
Memorial to the victims of II. World War II in Březolupy is plagued by groundwater. Although the sandstone plinth is already showing cracks, it is not in danger of collapsing. In any case, the village has already lined up for a subsidy from the Ministry of Defense. If he succeeds, he will call a restorer in the spring.
“The memory of the Romanian soldiers who liberated the village does not crumble or fall apart. After all, we repaired the upper part of the monument in 2015 at the expense of the municipality, including retouching the font, and even according to the restorer, the plinth did not require his intervention at that time. But today its condition is gradually changing to emergency,” said Radek Berecka, Březolup’s deputy mayor.
The monument stands in the village near the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, it is a memory of nine citizens of Březolup who died during World War II. World War II, and thirteen Romanian officers and soldiers who gave their lives in the liberation of the village. “All of them were initially buried in the local cemetery, but in December 1951 the bodies were exhumed and the remains of the soldiers were placed in the common grave of the soldiers of the Royal Romanian Army at the Central Cemetery in Brno,” recalled Berecka.
The municipality will start repairing the plinth only with a subsidy “in its pocket”. When the ministry prioritizes other projects, they will try their luck again, even repeatedly. Otherwise, the restorer will start work in the spring. “The subsidy is intended for next year,” the deputy mayor explained, adding that the repair budget is approaching the 350,000 crown mark. The subsidy can go up to 277,000.