1. POLISH History
May 1, 1996
The short history of the Katyn Massacre reproduced here was posted on
Internet 'soc.culture.polish' by KonradX@msn.com on April 25, 1996.
"IN MEMORY OF THE KATYN MASSACRE
25,700 Polish officers, Polish citizens, Polish prisoners of II World War were
murdered in the early spring of 1940 in one operation. A single shot to the
back of the head on orders from the Soviet government. In Katyn Forest died
15,000 Polish officers. The other 10,000 were executed in various undisclosed
places throughout Russia. The exact number of Polish deaths is not known.
Anyone who might be able to attain leadership and become the future opposition
against the Soviets was immediately dispatched.
World War II broke out September 1, 1939. The Germans marched into Gdansk
(Danzig) and Gliwice (Gliwitz). Before they got to Poland, on September 17 the
Soviets already attacked from the other side and took all of the eastern part
of Poland with Vilnuis (Wilno) and Lvov (Lwow). This attack was the result of
the Ribbentrop-Molotov secret pact between the Germans and the Soviets. It was
dissolved by Hitler's attack on Russia on June 21, 1941.
After the German invasion on Russia, the Nazis discovered the aftermath of the
Katyn Massacre. Upon the Germans telling the world of this, the Russians tried
to blame the Germans. But the bodies that were found in Katyn had been
decomposing for months. Evidence such as paperwork found on the dead bodies as
well as the condition of the corpses, whose hands were tied together with
barbed wire, pointed to the fact that they were killed in April 1940 - one year
before the Germans controlled any of those areas.
50 years passed before the Russians admitted responsibility of this attrocity,
which was deliberate and intentional mass genocide.
March 5, 1940 Beria Laurenti prepared A DOCUMENT OF GENOCIDE for the Central
Committee of the Politburo USSR. It was signed and Approved by: Joseph Stalin,
Vyacheslav Molotov, Kliment Voroshilov, Anastas Mikoyan, Lazar Kaganovich, M.
The victims' crime: Being Polish and therefore enemies of the State. The
Sentence: Death by firing squad.
Oct. 11, 1951 - Dec. 1952 a select committee of the 82nd U.S. Congress
investigated the Katyn massacre. The facts, evidence, and circumstances of the
massacre were forwarded to United Nations.
April 13, 1996 - International Katyn Day - NO ONE WAS EVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
Houston, Texas - April 13, 1996"
End of article.
NOTE a): For information on Katyn: Reprinting of House Report No. 2505, 82nd
Congress Concerning the Katyn Forest Massacre; Katyn, the Untold Story of
Stalin's Polish Massacre (1991) by Allen Paul; Katyn, a Whisper in the Trees
(1991) by Anthony A. J. Jakubowski; Jews in Poland (1993) by Iwo Cyprian
Pogonowski (see index); (see bibliographies for further info)
NOTE b): Lazar M. Kaganovich was one of Stalin's Jewish henchmen.
Ref. Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1991: "The mustachioed, Ukrainian-born Jew was
the last of Stalin's "faithful comrades-in-arms" - the inner Kremlin circle
that included Vyacheslav Molotov, Lavrenti Beria and Georgy Malenkov - who
helped create Stalin's brand of totalitarianism. ... Kaganovich, who joined the
Bolshevik Party when he was 18, played a "sinister role" in the years of
Stalin's terror, according to Soviet historian Roy Medvedev. ... As early as
1932, Kaganovich helped wage a ruthless terror in the northern Caucasus that
resulted in the deportation en masse of the inhabitants of large Cossack
villages. As first secretary of Moscow's Communist Party organization in 1930-
35, he was responsible for the construction of the capital's subway and the
eradication of many historical monuments and churches. ... He was head of the
Communist Party's agricultural section for a time and thus personally involved
in the liquidation of the private holdings of the Soviet peasantry, a long and
violent operation that led to millions of deaths and badly damaged the
country's ability to feed itself."
Ref. B'nai B'rith Messenger, May 21, 1993 by Si Frumkin: "I also doubt that
many Jews know about the Ukrainian genocide of 1932-1933, during which close to
9 million men, women and children were starved to death by Stalin and his
fellow-thugs who at the same time enforced collectivization on Russian
peasants, Kazakhstan nomads, and committed other atrocities that resulted in
the deaths of between 25 and 60 million innocents. ..."
NOTE c): The participation of NKVD Jews in the murder of the Polish officers
was made public in an Israeli paper Ma'ariv, July 21, 1971: "Among the security
service [NKVD] people in Starobielsk was a major and his name was Yehoshua
Sorokin ... During his service in the camp, this Soviet Jew, the commander,
became friends with Vidro [also Jewish] the prisoner. ... It happened that
Major Sorokin was part of the staff in the third transport, the last one, of
the Poles from Starobielsk, as the supply manager. ... On the way, when both of
them were alone and talking Yiddish with each other, Major Sorokin opened his
heart to his friend. It seemed as if he suffered spasm- attacks and could not
control his rapid talk. ... Then told Sorokin to Vidro that the Polish
officers "went", were shot, somewhere in Smolensk forests. Major Sorokin
said: "What my eyes saw - the world will not believe." ... " "In February 1941
Vidro was transferred from Starobielsk to the Talitza camp, in the province of
Sabradlobask which is in the Urals. ... After a year he was assigned to be the
camp's "commander", (a position that was given to a prisoner) and was
responsible for interior arrangements, including receiving new prisoners. Also,
here he happened to hear a certain testimony relating to the Katyn affair. In
1942, a transport of 50 prisoners arrived at Talitza, among them two who
displayed bizarre behaviour: Senior Lieutenant Alexander Soslov, and Junior
Lieutenant Symon Tichonov. It immediately was clarified that their "papers" did
not indicate, as ordinarily, the accusation and verdict, but rather the
letters "N.N." were written, that their meaning was probably known just
to "Kabbalists" [i. e. Jews] from the camp's government. The odd impression of
Soslov and Tichonov soon was reinforced in a "subtle hint" by the camp's
director to Vidro (the "commander"), not to send them to work in the forest,
but rather to find an arrangement for them within the camp, because they
are "not so alright". Indeed, it turned out, that the two had suffered from
nervous breakdown. Vidro recalls that Soslov cried often. And once it had
occurred that officer-prisoner approached Vidro and said: "I want to recount
you my life. Me and Tichnov, are the most miserable people on earth. Only to
you, because you are a Jew, we will tell everything. Nothing will matter to
us ... I killed the Pollacks with my own hands. I myself shot them."
Vidro tried to interrogate Soslov, by telling him: "You are lying." But Soslov,
in a choking voice and hysterical, insisted and continued to tell: "Among the
Russian soldiers that executed the killing, there were not a few that could not
take it - they threw themselves into a grave and committed suicide. Other
collaborators in the operation were spread over a short while to different
places." End of quoted excerpts.
In March of 1940, an NKVD mission came to Krakow to work out with the Gestapo
the methods they were jointly to adopt against Polish military organizations.
The Polish underground and Home Army was occupied Europe's largest and most