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  • Franciszek Szczęsnowicz (1896 - 1940)
    Kpt. Franciszek SZCZĘSNOWICZ s. Stanisława i Marii ze Steffelów, ur. 28 IX 1896 we Lwowie. Żołnierz II Brygady Leg. Od XI 1918 w WP. Uczestnik III powstania śl...
  • Stefan Podgórski (1912 - 1940)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via father Stefan Podgórski by SmartCopy : Nov 16 2014, 8:46:08 UTC
  • Zygmunt Cegliński (1907 - 1940)
  • Franciszek Kiełbaska (1901 - 1940)
    Ppor. rez. Franciszek KIEŁBASKA s. Jana, ur. 22 III 1901. Oficer 29 pp. Nauczyciel szkoły powszechnej w Klonowej, brak dalszych danych. MiD WIH, Ł.W. 1940; Muz. Kat. Updated ...
  • Stanisław Kretkowski (1900 - 1940)
    Por. rez. Stanisław Kretkowski (1900-1940) K! Kujawja, Cieszyn Ur. 24 VII 1900 r. w majątku Grodno pow. Włocławski, syn Ignacego i Marii z Piwnickich. Uczestnik wojny 1920 r...

KATYN

Wersja 'robocza' projektu. Pomordowani w Katyniu i okolicach na wiosnę 1940r.

Please add profiles of Polish officers who were murdered in Katyn area (including i.e. Kharkiv, Mednoye, Ostashkiv) in the spring of 1940.

The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre, was a mass execution of Polish nationals carried out by the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), the Soviet secret police, in April and May 1940. The massacre was prompted by NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria's proposal to execute all captive members of the Polish Officer Corps, dated 5 March 1940. This official document was approved and signed by the Soviet Politburo, including its leader, Joseph Stalin. The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000, with 21,768 being a lower limit.