The Russian Katyn Forest MAssacre
Dominic Theriot 1
The Polish Army
After the Germans invaded the Soviet Union, the Polish and Soviet government decided to create a Polish army on Soviet soil. The Polish general Wladyslaw Anders began organizing this army. After asking for 15000 prisoners of war, the Russians claimed that they escaped to Manchuria in 1941, and could not be found.
The Truth Reveals
On April 13, 1943 the Germans found mass graves of 4,443 Polish officers in Katyn forest near Smolensk Russia. The soldiers had been shot from behind, piled in stacks, and buried. The Germans claimed that the Russian Secret Police had done the murdering but since the Russians were a valued ally to the Americans no one believed the Germans. Until the 1980's, information was released that Stalin had ordered the Secret Police to do the task.
Video and Work CIteted
Work Cited:Trueman, Chris. "The Katyn Wood Massacre - History Learning Site." History Learning Site , 18 May 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2016. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/world-war-two-and-eastern-europe/the-katyn-wood-massacr