Archaeologists closed in on a 20-square-metre site in a cemetery in the small town of Orneta by using local archival records and a hand-drawn burial plan. Religious objects including crucifixes and medallions helped them identify the victims.
The 75 victims buried today, which include three infants, were discovered during archaeological work carried out earlier this year by a special section of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance.
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.
Over 1,000 men, women and children were slaughtered in an area on the outskirts of the town of Chojnice in north Poland by Hitler’s executioners who later burned the bodies in ditches.
The recent Normandy format summit on the Donbas conflict and historical issues dominated a Friday telephone conversation between Ukrainian and Polish Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Andrzej Duda, Duda's office head, Krzysztof Szczerski, informed PAP.
Ukraine has given Poland the green light to start searches for the remains of Polish soldiers who died during Poland's defensive war of 1939 near Lviv, Polish president's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski has told PAP. The permit concerns two sites.