Dear Krystyna and Group:
I'm trying to beat Father Time... so I can't translate. The article basically talks about why the Soviet delays (all bad excuses) in investigating Katyn took place and why (again, all bad excuses) Poland has not undertaken its own investigation so far. Katyn Families are impatient for an investigation by Poland. A Polish investigation might take place after another visit by the Polish side to Russia...maybe after this September? December?
My own analysis is different. I believe that Polish elites do not want an investigation into the Katyn Massacre or Kresy deportations. We have to remember that many members of today's Polish governmental and business circles are children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Polish communists who stole, lied, and murdered their way into power. Of course, they don't want any investigation into their own familial, yet, unsavory histories. Undoubtedly, some are honest and gained their positions through talent and hard work but the balance of power lies with those who have a lot to lose if objective investigations were to take place.
As for Russia, I believe that the specter of being held co-responsible for the start of World War II hangs over it if Katyn and the deportations are ever properly investigated and publicized. Additionally, their elites' grandparents, parents, great grandparents might also have highly unsavory histories. One does not boast of an ancestor who committed genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity. Does one? One hides such skeletons.
Krystyna <thymetrax@...> wrote:
just read on this Polish website that Poland is investigating the Katyn Genocide now; alas, it is in Polish.
This web site also also includes a chat room dedicated to this HOT subject of Zbrodnia Ludob�jstwa/genocide.
Help needed with translation, for the group members who might be interested in contents.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Sprawa katy�ska: Polskie �ledztwo