interesting story. And I'm sure they will (we will) uncover a lot more such execution graves as time permits, once the "locals" allow such things to be revealed.
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From: John Halucha <john.halucha@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 7:08 am
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] FYI: Katyn clues?
> Mass grave to give clues on Katyn?03.08.2009 12:44
> According to reporters from the daily Rzeczpospolita and Lublin
> Radio, the mass graves discovered twelve years ago in
> Volodymyr-Volynskyi, northwestern Ukraine, can help in tracing
> the fate
> of the victims of the Katyn massacre. Rzeczpospolitawrites that
> the facts regarding over three and a half thousand people
> detained by the NKVD Stalinist police between the years 1939-
> 1941 could
> be revealed.
> Research of the grounds in Volodymyr-Volynskyi resulted in the
> discovery of the remains of some 100 people. According to the
> head of
> the local historical museum, the place may have been the mass
> grave of
> thousands of victims. Rzeczpospolita writes that the suspicions
> that the victims were Polish officers stem from the fact that
> the digs
> turned up fragments of Polish military uniforms. The victims were
> killed the same way as those in Katyn, with a shot in the back
> of the
> head , their hands had been bound with wire in an identical manner.
> Rzeczpospolitareports that the identity
> of the victims is not the only mystery in the case. The paper wonders
> why no one bothered to investigate the findings 12 years ago, or
> why no
> symbolic grave had been built to commemorate the victims.
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