- In discussion with group were the drowning of Polish Pow in White Sea discounted? According to writings, those drowned were witness to Katyn Massacre. Is thisMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2013View Source
In discussion with group were the drowning of Polish Pow in White Sea discounted? According to writings, those drowned were witness to Katyn Massacre. Is this theory or fact? Again the numbers vary from article to article.
See quote - On September 17, 1939. Red Army invaded Poland from the other side. Over 14 000 of Polish officers were imprisoned by soviets. Within six months, over 4 000 were executed in Katin woods near Smolensk, approximately 6 000 were drowned, locked in the barges, in cold waters of White Sea, and 2 000 were executed near Minsk and buried in yet unknown place. General NKVD (Kombrig) Serov was in charge of Polish solution. From Polish territory, occupied by Red Army, within few months, the NKVD troops of Colonel Siemion Moysheyevich Krivoshein deported 1 700 000 of Polish women, men and children. They were sent to Kazakhstan and Siberia on a one way trip. The NKVD general, Ivan Serov, responsible for this exercise in barbarism, issued orders to divide all families before packing them into railroad cars. In late 1950, very few returned to Poland. My youth memories are filled with the sounds of endless lists of names recited over the radio, as the survivors and relatives were looking for each other. The ancestral lands of Poland are still occupied by Russians.