The moving entries written on scraps, notebooks and loose sheets of paper, reveal the everyday lives of the victims, revealing their thoughts, plans and dreams unaware of their fate.
Written by historian and writer Jane Rogoyska, ‘Surviving Katyń – Stalin’s Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth’ highlights the extent of the 50-year cover-up of the crime by Stalin’s NKVD and Poland’s post-war Communist regime by focusing on those searching for the truth in its aftermath.
The massacre, which still casts a shadow over Polish-Russian relations, was a series of mass executions of Polish POW's, mainly military officers and policemen, carried out by the NKVD in April and May 1940.
The investigation of the tragic presidential plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, is entering its twelfth year.
The 72 issues of ‘Goniec Krakowski have been described by the director of the Siberian Memorial Museum in Białystok, Wojciech Śleszynski, as ‘unique’ and ‘an important historical source.
The Polish embassy in Moscow has issued a statement condemning attempts "to falsify the NKVD's responsibility for the Katyn Massacre" at a conference on Polish-Russian relations held near Moscow in November.
The truth of the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre of Polish POWs by the Soviet secret police NKVD is the foundation of a free, sovereign and independent Poland, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in Ukraine on Sunday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda arrived in Kiev on Sunday afternoon on an official three-day visit to Ukraine, which envisages Duda's talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky and PM Denys Shmyhal.
British national daily The Times on Monday ran a commentary on the recent removal by Russian nationalists of a plaque commemorating 6,000 Polish officer POWs murdered in 1940 by the Soviet NKVD security police in Tver, a city some 180 km north-west of Moscow.
Described as being a “landmark document”, the Belarusian list which includes the names of 3,870 Poles is considered to be one of the most important sought after documents regarding the Katyn massacre.