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Exploring an Abandoned Sanatorium Built by German Prisoners of War

This abandoned sanatorium is one of the many buildings constructed by German prisoners of war in Armenia. Let’s explore this marvelous building, which, despite being looted, made a huge impression on me!

During and following World War II, numerous German prisoners of war were relocated to Armenia, engaging in diverse labor projects. They contributed not only to agricultural endeavors but also to the construction of bridges, schools, factories, and sanatoriums. These structures, recognized for their durability, earned the nickname "German Quality" among Armenians. There were around 16,160 prisoners of war in Armenia.


I am sending greetings from the abandoned sanatorium

By the way, among them was an Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist named Konrad Lorenz. He was a co-recipient of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine alongside Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch.

This hallway is something with which I fell in love with

This sanatorium, which we explored, was also built by German prisoners of war and was named after S. M. Lazarev. Not much information is known about it; just check out the photos I took for a better grasp of its current state. Despite being looted, it is still a great spot for urbex photography and exploration.

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