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The executions of polish POWs started in Katyňa

The executions of polish POWs started in Katyňa

The executions of polish POWs started in Katyňa

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4. April. 1941

The Katyňa massacre, during which the soviet secret police murdered approx. 22 000 polish officers, priests and prisoners was a war crime, perpetrated by the Soviet secret service NKVD. The classification was approved by the European court for human rights in Strasbourg on the 16th April 2012. Stalin signed the order to executions on the 5th March 1940 and the first execution happened on the 4th April 1940.

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