Massacres In Volhynia, 11-16 July 1943

Athought it is not connected directly to Battle of Berlin we publish short note about the most brutal part of 2WW genocide on Polish Nation held by extremist Ukrainian Nationalists in prewar South Eastern Poland (Volhynia and then Galicia) what is todays Western Ukraine. 11th July 1943 started a great wave of ethnic cleansing of Polish Population in Volhynia. Bands of OUN-B Ukrainian Nationalists carefully chosen targets and prepared whole operation. They had experience and knowlege being involved as German support Police in Holocaust of Jews in 1942. 167 Polish villages were burned and peoples, mostly women, and children murdered with a great atrocity. It should be noted that a number of Ukrainians was also murdered by OUN-B for helping Poles. 1st Polish Corps including 1st Infantry division arrived to todays Poland travelling through those lands. Majority of them were former Gulag slave workers deported from Estern Poland after being invaded by Soviets in 1939. No they can see what happened to their villages.

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