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  • Zygmunt Wołowski h. Bawół (1890 - 1940)
    Mjr dypl. kaw. st. sp. Zygmunt WOŁOWSKI syn Adama i Marii z Koziełł-Poklewskich, urodzony 5 stycznia 1890 roku w Orszewicach. Absolwent Ecole Supérieure de Guerre we Francji...
  • Leszek Kowalewicz (1909 - 1940)
    Ppor. rez. Leszek KOWALEWICZ s. Władysława i Anieli z Szatkowskich, ur. 12 IX 1909 we Wloclawku. Absolwent Wydziału Prawa UW i dywizyjne- go kursu podchorążych rezerw...
  • Adam Jerzy Starzyński (1915 - c.1940)
  • 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...

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.