During the winter of 1944/45 village Liptovská Osada was occupied in turns by German and Hungarian forces and partisans. However village was not held by any party and always before arrival of Germans, partisans retreated from it.

At the end of March, Soviet reconnaissance squad armed with mortars entered western Liptov by marching from Pohronie through Hiadeľské sedlo1. They came from village Korytnica by local narrow-gauge railway. Squad, together with partisans destroyed German supply convoy (couple of trucks) in the northern area of Liptovská Osada. These liberators "drunk" by victory were surprised in the afternoon by arrival of German Einsatzgruppe2 after total failure of northern village patrols on Prievaleč height. They started attacking village with mortars and at the same time German units with support of armored vehicles and at least one tank entered the village. According to memories of local people partisans and Soviet soldiers were running away from houses and local tavern literally jumping out of the windows. German tank killed with canon fire Russian scout who was waiting for it behind the house with anti-tank grenade.
Later on all civilians were taken out to main square where women and children were separated from men. German soldiers already started pouring gasoline on houses when local priest, by the way Spiš's German3, Vaverčák confronted German commander. Vaverčák was explaining that village is not responsible for morning attack because it was done by Soviet soldiers and not partisans; and showed several corpses of Soviet soldiers on streets of village. Commander sent motorcycle patrol to Ružomberok and after its arrival back it was decided not to burn out whole village.

On 4th of April Soviet and Romanian forces attacked village from its south and in fights liberated it. German soldiers were resisting on Prievaleč height but their positions were bombed by air forces. Part of the village located on main street in front of old cemetery was burnt down during fights. Locals were hiding in nearby forests.

1 Saddle of Hiadeľ, Low Tatras, Slovakia

2 Einsatzgruppe, German term for "task forces" or "deployment groups" during WWII

3 Volksdeutsche, "Germans in terms of people or race" regardless of citizenship (Ethnic Germans)