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  Monument to the fallen and murdered in the east
by Airpunk
 
  • Monument to the fallen and murdered in the east - Warsaw
      Monument to the fallen and murdered in the east
    by Airpunk
  • Monument to the fallen and murdered in the east - Warsaw
      Monument to the fallen and murdered in the east
    by Airpunk
 

With all the crimes Nazi Germans have committed on Jewish and non-Jewish Poles, it is often forgotten that the Red Army was involved in crimes against humanity as well. Probably the best known case is the massacre at Katyn which took place in 1943 when over 4 000 Polish officers were executed. Thousands of Poles, mostly intellectuals or military members lost their lifes in such deportation and execution actions. The Soviet Union was reluctant to admit the crimes and even blamed the Nazis. It took several decades until the Soviet Union and later Russia fully admitted the crimes, although there are still many open questions. The Katyn Massacre is still a burden for the Polish-Russian relationship.
The monument consists of a wagon such as those used for deportation and a part of rail from that line.

Directions: In the northwestern corner of the Ogród Krasinskich Park, north of the old town. Close to the crossing of Mordechaja Anielewicza and Generala Wladyslawa Anders streets.

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  • Written Nov 1, 2011
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