Skip to comments.Katyn Massacre
Posted on 02/11/2006 8:21:13 PM PST by Romanov
Stalin's Killing Field
One of the earliest--and certainly the most infamous--mass shootings of prisoners of war during World War II did not occur in the heat of battle but was a cold-blooded act of political murder. The victims were Polish officers, soldiers, and civilians captured by the Red Army after it invaded eastern Poland in September 1939. Strictly speaking, even the Polish servicemen were not POWs. The USSR had not declared war, and the Polish commander in chief had ordered his troops not to engage Soviet forces. But there was little the Poles could do. On 28 September, the USSR and Nazi Germany, allied since August, partitioned and then dissolved the Polish state. They then began implementing parallel policies of suppressing all resistance and destroying the Polish elite in their respective areas. The NKVD and the Gestapo coordinated their actions on many issues, including prisoner exchanges. At Brest Litovsk, Soviet and German commanders held a joint victory parade before German forces withdrew westward behind a new demarcation line. 1
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This is an interesting, but long read. Hopefully, someday if there are any guilty higher ups they will be punished.
Katyn Memorial in Jersey City, NJ. (World Trade Center in NYC used to be in the background)
17 people with my family's name were killed in that massacre.
Point well taken. Every time I read about the U.S. Army colonel who alerted US officials to the truth, only to be rebuffed I get angry.
Bog zaplac!!!! Outstanding!!!
Perhaps we could exhume some of the remains from the massacre and drop them on Pinch Sulz's desk as a subtle reminder?
Where did you find the picture of the towers and the Katyn memorial?
"Interesting article outlining Katyn, US knowledge of"
What "US knowledge of"?
Ae you implicating the US?
I think I've made it clear I do not want to discuss anything with you because you cannot engage in rational discourse. For the tenth time, please do not ping me again.
For those who can read, this is what I was referring to when I stated "knowledge of":
"Katyn played a convoluted role in US politics and US-Soviet relations. Two US servicemen, brought from a POW camp in Germany, were at Katyn in 1943, when Berlin held an international news conference there to publicize the atrocity. The ranking officer was Col. John H. Van Vliet, a fourth-generation West Pointer. After returning to Washington in 1945, he wrote a report concluding that the Soviets, not the Germans, were responsible. He gave the report to Maj. Gen. Clayton Bissell, Gen. George Marshall's assistant chief of staff for intelligence, who deep-sixed it. Years later, Bissell defended his action before Congress, contending that it was not in the US interest to embarrass an ally whose forces were still needed to defeat Japan. "
I did not ping you and answer the question. You made this post and I am questionaing it.
Are you suggesting that the US was involved in the cover up of Katyn?
PS - You suggested repeated requests to me to not ping you. This is not true. Perhaps you are confusing this with your alter ego x5452 request to not ping ;-).
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