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  • Court Rules Against Russia in Katyn Massacre Case

    04/20/2012 12:56:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    New American ^ | WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL 2012 16:38 | JAMES HEISER
    Court Rules Against Russia in Katyn Massacre Case WRITTEN BY JAMES HEISER WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL 2012 16:38 Over 70 years after Soviet forces secretly murdered approximately 22,000 Polish intellectuals and military officers in the Katyn Forest, the European Court of Human Rights has declared that atrocity to have been a “war crime.” However, unlike other “war crimes” of the Second World War, the calculated butchering of tens of thousands of Poles will have very little impact on a government that went to great lengths to avoid aiding the investigation: the Russian government will be required to pay 5,000 euros (approximately...
  • President Kaczynski’s last speech (unspoken, prepared for Katyn ceremony)

    04/12/2010 12:48:20 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 869+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | 12.04.2010
    President Kaczynski’s last speech 12.04.2010 11:53 Below is the text of the speech which Lech Kaczynski, who died on Saturday, was going to deliver at the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Katyn massacre. “Dear Representatives of the Katyn Families. Ladies and Gentlemen. In April 1940 over twenty-one thousand Polish prisoners from the NKVD camps and prisons were killed. The genocide was committed at Stalin’s will and at the Soviet Union’s highest authority’s command. The alliance between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and the Soviet attack on Poland on 17 September 1939 reached a terrifying climax...
  • Poland Mourns Nation’s Loss, but Begins to Rebuild

    04/11/2010 12:46:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 744+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 11, 2010 | NICHOLAS KULISH and CLIFFORD J. LEVY
    WARSAW — As the body of Poland’s president was returned to this traumatized capital on Sunday, a day after he and dozens of top Polish political and military leaders died in a plane crash in western Russia, the country was in mourning but there was already a sense that its young democracy had passed a major test. The mechanisms to replace the lost officials appeared to be functioning and the political culture was responding with remarkable unity. Senior Polish officials sought to reassure the public that the government would continue to function normally despite the loss. Military leaders were immediately...
  • Katyn Massacre

    02/11/2006 8:21:13 PM PST · by Romanov · 27 replies · 401+ views
    Video Fact ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Katyn Forest Massacre (Poland~1940) - October 13th, 2003

    10/13/2003 4:15:26 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 159 replies · 7,899+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...