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Victims of Polish Communists Found

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by GRW, May 21, 2013.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "The remains of twenty victims of communist repression have been unearthed at unmarked graves in Warsaw's Powazki military cemetery.
    Historians and archaeologists are cooperating as part of a team put together by the state-backed Institute of National Remembrance (IPN). The excavations over the last week continue work carried out in the summer of 2012, and are aimed at locating the remains of former WWII Polish resistance leaders and anti-communist activists who were executed between 1948 and 1956.

    Professor Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, who is leading the project, told Polish Radio that on Monday alone, six skeletons were located in a mass grave.
    The victims had been thrown haphazardly together.
    Most of those found over the last week were discovered beneath a tarmacked path in the cemetery.
    Last year, some 117 victims were unearthed.
    Thanks to tests carried out using the DNA of the victims' relatives, it has been possible to identify some of the executed prisoners.
    Historians are holding out hope that the current phase will locate a number of Poland's most hallowed wartime and post-war resistance figures."
  2. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Jun 6, 2006
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    I suppose these heroes will at last get a decent grave and be rewarded for what they did during WW2. I also hope some of the criminals who murdered them will be found.

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