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"To Dad" by Witomila Wolk-Jezierska.

Daughter's poems dedicated to the Father killed in Katyn by Witomila Wolk Jezierska.Witomila was born after her father, Winceny Wolk, officer of the Polish Army, was taken prisoner by the Soviet Army in 1939 and brutally murdered by the Soviet NKVD in the spring of 1940. Witomila never saw her father but has been fighting for justice for the Katyn victims her entire life - thus far in vain... Read the book

Katyn Execution Order
English Translation

Stalin signed Katyn order

The Katyn Forest Massacre

The Katyn Forest Massacre - Final Riport of the Slect Committe to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances of the Katyn Forest Massare, et al.
Recommended Movie
The Last Witness

A journalist risks his life to uncover a refugee's connection to the British Government's cover up of one of Stalin's most notorious crimes. Watch it on Amazon Prime

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Academic Conference “Adjudging the Slaughter of Wola” (“Genocide Wola 44”)
Academic Conference “Adjudging the Slaughter of Wola” (“Genocide Wola 44”)

Published September 17, 2019

An academic Conference “Adjudging the Slaughter of Wola (“Genocide Wola 44”) will take place on 28 September 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference has been organized to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the genocide, often referred to as the Slaughter of Wola, which took place in August of 1944 in Wola - a suburb of Warsaw during the German occupation of Poland at the time of WWII. The crime was carried out by the German army on orders of the German military command. During a few terrible days Germans murdered over 50,000 civilians – women, men and children and then tried to cover up their crime by burning the bodies. It was the single biggest war crime committed by Wehrmacht] during the WWII. This crime has never been brought to justice . Click here

celebrate the unveiling of the Katyn Monument dedicated to the thousands of Polish officers murdered by the Soviets in 1940
September 1939 Defense of Warsaw through Polish Eyes

Published September 1, 2019

An old owl is about to go to sleep. Its neighbors, pelicans, eagles and herons slowly wake up. From its favorite branch near the top of the cage, the owl overlooks the Vistula River. The first sunrays shine through the morning mist. On the opposite bank of the river, the ancient city rests asleep. Click here

celebrate the unveiling of the Katyn Monument dedicated to the thousands of Polish officers murdered by the Soviets in 1940
The Unveiling of the First Katyn Monument. Archival Documents from Polska Agencja Telegraficzna

Published June 22, 2019

On Saturday, September 18, 1976, in a sunny weather, over eight thousand people gathered at the Gunnersbury Cemetery in London to take part in a major ceremony organized by the Polish exile community with the participation of their British friends and representative of other captured nations to unveil the Katyn Monument dedicated to the thousands of Polish officers murdered by the Soviets in 1940. British representatives, represenatives of other countries, and fraternal organizations from the caputred nations were in attendance. Click here

archival documents related to the Polish Operation conducted by the NKVD in 1937-1938
The number of Poles murdered by NKVD in 1937 Polish Operation greater than expected!

Published June 22, 2019

At the headquarters of the Memorial Association in Moscow, a meeting was held regarding archival documents related to the Polish Operation conducted by the NKVD in 1937-1938. Historian Sergey Prudowski spoke about the results of the analysis of documents from the archives in the Omsk Oblast and pointed out that the number of victims is greater than previously assumed.Click here

Jozef and his sixty or so companions worn out by the long journey emerge into the daylight
Letters from Auschwitz
by Polish Prisoner No. 3088

Published June 13, 2019

The door of the cattle wagon opens with a drawn out screech. The morning sunlight blinds the men inside. Jozef and his sixty or so companions worn out by the long journey emerge into the daylight.

Raus! Raus! Strident voices greet the terrified men. Helping each other, the men leave the wagon. For a brief moment, the train platform is swarmed with confused human shadows, hundreds of them. Click here

In loving memory of Maria Quaz de Penno 1937-2019
In loving memory of Maria Quas de Penno 1937-2019

Published April 3, 2019

Statement by Maria Quas de Penno, October 11, 2006

I accept this Siberian Cross Award on behalf of all those who are no longer with us but thanks to whom I am here today. Thanks to them I survived as a two-year-old child the Polish Gehenna – the harshest deportation from Eastern Poland to Siberia that began on February 10, 1940.  Click here

A cry of protest against concealing the truth about Katyn Self-immolation of Walenty Badylak
A cry of protest against concealing the truth about Katyn. The self-immolation of Walenty Badylak

Published March 21, 2019

On March 21, 1980, a man burnt himself to death in the heart of Krakow. Walenty Badylak was a retired baker, a bibliophile a few knew about. The journalist Anna Kluz-Los tells us his story in a documentary broadcast by Polish Radio in Krakow on the 30th anniversary of the tragic event.  Click here

Poland Reborn - 100 Years of Struggle and Glory

Poland Reborn - 100 Years of Struggle and Glory

Published October 7, 2018

Video Report from Capitol Hill Conference. Video links:  Click here

American Polonia celebrates 
the Centennial of Poland’s Rebirth on Capitol Hill

Independence of Poland is Sacred!

American Polonia celebrates the Centennial of Poland’s Rebirth on Capitol Hill

Published September 10, 2018

On the centennial of Poland's regaining independence, a solemn conference entitled "Poland Reborn; 100 years of struggle and glory" took place in the United States Congress. The conference was organized by the patriotic communities of the American Polonia with the congressional sponsorship of Representative Gerald Connolly. Among participants were representatives of the US Senate and House of Representatives as well as representatives of the Polish American community from across the United States. More here

The Jersey City Katyn Memorial, New Jersey

Why We Need Katyn Monuments: “We encircle the world with Katyn monuments, so the meaning and memory of their sacrifice never be forgotten”- Cardinal Rubin

Published September 10, 2018

Katyn is a place - a word. For the Polish people Katyn symbolizes the destruction of the Polish nation in the years 1939-1940, but it also symbolizes grave international crime, the lie, conspiracy of silence and suppression of truth. "There has been no better measure in our recent history of decency and courage, hypocrisy and treason than the Katyn cause. It is difficult to comprehend those, who decided to repeat overt falsehood under the dictate of the foreign power responsible for the Katyn crime, especially those aspiring to play public roles.  More here

The German invation of Poland resources.

Bibliography of Resources, History of WWII Poland

Published June 3, 2018

The German Invasion of Poland - Polish Black Book Containing Documents, Authenticated Reports and Photographs. Preface by His Grace the Archibishop of York. London, Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. 1940. This book was published by authority of the Centre for Information and Documentaation of the Polish Goverment in Exile. This volume forms the first part of a collection of documents which constitutes the Black Book of German Atrocities. It contains authenticated reports on the Polish campaign of September 1939. Published also in French. More here

Title page of It Stared in Poland
It Started in Poland

Published May 29, 2018

On September 1, 1939, the Germans began World War II  by their attack on Poland. Five long years separate us from these events. ( This document was written in 1944).
Some circumstances accompanying the outrbreak of this war have already become dim in our memory. More here

Three years later, still visibly traumatized, they registered their experience from their 2010 trip to Smolensk and Katyn
Katyn Family Reports on Smolensk Fog

Published December 27, 2017

The Federation of the Katyn Families sponsored a special delegation of Katyn Families for the commemoration of the 70-tieth anniversary of the Katyn extermination of Polish POWs. A large group of Katyn family members departed Warsaw by train in the morning of April 9, 2010 for Smolensk. They arrived at the Smolensk train station in the morning of April 10, 2010, shortly before the crash of the Polish Air Force One at the Severny airport in Smolensk. Among the Katyn families were Barbara and Zbigniew Krakowscy. More here

The United States National Archives and Record Administration has recently declassified a number of comprehensive Katyn-related documents from the Stalinist period.

1946 Katyn Dossier of the Polish Government in London Released!

Published December 5, 2017

The United States National Archives and Record Administration has recently declassified a number of comprehensive Katyn-related documents from the Stalinist period. Among them is a document entitled "Facts and Documents Concerning Polish Prisoners of War Captured by the U.S.S.R. During the 1939 Campaign" prepared by the Polish Exile Government in London in February 1946. More here

The list of documents declassified in 2016 includes only those documents that were excluded from the archives of the classified file of IPN.

A list of documentation excluded from “2016 classified collection” published on IPN website

Published January 30, 2017

The Institute of National Remembrance (“IPN”) published a list of documents excluded from the socalled “classified file” in 2016. “We’re not going to lustrate anyone,” assured Sławomir Cenckiewicz, the Deputy Chairman of the Collegium of IPN. More here

Over six years have passed since the catastrophe of the Polish Air Force One in Smolensk, Russia, that killed the President of Poland, First Lady, former President-in-Exile, the entire Central Command of the Polish Armed Forces, members of the Polish Parliament, President of Central Bank

International Conspiracy of Silence on Smolensk Tragedy Continues

Published December 20, 2016

Over six years have passed since the Crash of the Polish Air Force One in Smolens, Russia, that killed the President of Poland, First Lady, former President-in-Exile, the entire Central Command of the Polish Armed Forces, members of the Polish Parliament, President of Central Bank, President of the Institute of National Remembrance, the legend of the Solidarity Movement, Anna Walentynowicz, representatives of the Katyn families and many others. The findings of the Russian MAK Report issued in January 2011 and Polish Miller report issued in July 2011 have been found inconsistent, contradictory and wrong. Conclusions of both reports that blamed the Pilot-in-Command, the Commander of Air Force and the President of Poland for the crash have been proven wrong beyond any doubt. More here

Crime aimed at destruction of the Polish nation must be recognized as genocide, said President Duda at the opening of the Katyń Museum.

Crime aimed at destruction of the Polish nation must be recognized as genocide, said President Duda at the opening of the Katyń Museum

Published September 17, 2015

The intention of the Katyn crime was to murder the Polish elite, undercut the roots of our nation, its foundation, and to eliminate any authorities. In order to disperse a nation, like an army that falls apart and scatters once the commander is killed and the banner is lost, said President Andrzej Duda during the opening ceremony of the Katyn Museum in Warsaw. More here

"The Little Katyn" still full of mysteries.

"The Little Katyn" still full of mysteries

Published August 5, 2015 (Source: RP.pl)

More remains of Polish soldiers have been discovered in a Ukrainian city of Volodymyr-Volynsky. They were found at a site where Casimir the Great’s castle once stood, and where later NKVD and gestapo prisons were located. The grounds were searched by Ukrainian archaeologists and volunteers of the Independence Foundation. More here

Russia clears Stalin of Katyn crime charges.

Shockingly, Russia Clears Stalin of Katyn Crime Charges

Published July 17, 2015 (Source: Fronda.pl)

According to an official statement by Russia’s chief military prosecutor, “Joseph Stalin, Lavrenti Beria and other Soviet leaders were not responsible for Katyn.” Sergey Fridinsky confirmed that prosecution brought no charges against the government of the Soviet Union with regards to the Katyn massacre. More here

Newly Discovered Document Offers Clues about the Date of Stalin's Order to Execute Polish Prisoners of War in Katyn

Newly Discovered Document Offers Clues about the Date of Stalin's Order to Execute Polish Prisoners of War in Katyn

Published July 11, 2014 (Source: Polskieradio.pl)

A newly discovered document on Katyn massacre has been published in the Russian “Novaya Gazeta.” The document could be critical in determining the accurate date of Stalin’s decision to order the execution of the Polish officers in 1940. More here

Katyn Families are still fighting for truth and justice

75 Years After the Crime Katyn Families Still Fight for Truth and Justice

We, the family members closest to the victims of the Katyń Massacre, brought a legal action against the Russian State before the European Tribunal of Human Rights in Strasbourg (Complaint No. 29520/09). In this letter we draw attention to numerous irregularities that took place in the 1990s, beginning with the opening of international relations that allowed an opportunity to investigate this crime and resolve the remaining questions in order to assure due respect to the victims of the Katyń Massacre. Actions that were carried out during the investigation were indicative of a disregard for the rule of law and societal norms regarding the remains of the victims of the Katyń Massacre. The proceedings resulted in Poland abandoning the bodies of those massacred in the place of their murder. More Here

Soviet Extermination of the Polish Nationals 1939-1941

Władysława (Lottie) Tokarska is the sole survivor of the eight-person family deported to Siberia on the freezing night of February 10, 1940, from her home in Slonim near Grodno by the Soviets who invaded her homeland on September 17, 1939. Her father Joseph, mother Frances, and four siblings all died in the Soviet Union within two years of the deportation. Her older brother Theodore got lost in the Soviet Union and she never saw him again. Wladyslawa is the only member of the Tokarski family who survived banishment and escaped from the Soviet Union alive.

Our Mother of New York - 9.11.2001

Our Lady of New York - 9.11.2001

“Never forget!  Pray for all the innocent victims and heroes who died during the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.”   These words appear on Andrzej Pitynski’s bas-relief mounted on a granite base of his KATYN 1940 monument in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Never forget!  Pray for all the innocent victims and heroes who died during the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2010.”  The plaque in English with these words is found on Andrzej Pitynski’s bas-relief, which is mounted on a granite base of his KATYN 1940 monument. This powerful monument stands in Jersey City on the Hudson River on the opposite side of Manhattan, New York.  The bas-relief, in a symbolic manner seen from the perspective of the monument’s location, depicts one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the United States, the terrorist attack on the towers of the World Trade Center. Read more here

 

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