Albert Bujanovics Mausoleum

In the village you will also find a unique mausoleum of the Bujanovics family probably in classicistic style. The mausoleum was built by Julius Bujanovics (1862–1946), a Saris farmhouse owner and agricultural expert, in a memory of his son. His son was a keen pilot who was stationed on today’s Italian-Slovenian border. According to army records stored in the Vienna military archive, it appears that Albert completed 37 operational flights and only one air combat. He received several military honours. A practice flight over San Giustina Airport on March 19, 1918 became fatal to him, when he crashed from the height of about 20 metres. Lieutenant Bujanovics was dead at the scene, a passenger serving as an observer, Lieutenant Ambros Stöckl of the 92nd Infantry Regiment, suffered severe injuries. The native of eastern Slovakia was 22 years old. He was buried in a sarcophagus decorated with a ancestral coat of arms, in two coffins made of tin and iron. A building with an area of about 25 square meters with the height of six meters serves as a crypt, its “facade is smooth; in the middle of the facade, there is the entrance of a longitudinal cut-out with heavy iron doors. There are two columns on the sides of the entrance. The crypt is covered with a dome, sectioned by fluting semi-columns.” According to locals, Russian soldiers opened and robbed the grave during World War II, and buried Albert’s remains in a local cemetery during the past regime. 

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Obecný úrad Uzovce 136 082 66 Uzovce Tel.: +421 51 45 21 715 E-mail: info@uzovce.sk Mauzóleum nájdete v smere od kostola v obci do obce Šarišské Sokolovce, v bočnej uličke.

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