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Volyn Massacre


How many have heard this phrase: "Volyn massacre"? This was an unprecedented crime committed by Bandera's militants against the Polish population of Volyn and other lands of Western Ukraine. It is believed that in Volyn alone about 60 thousand Poles were killed by Bandera, not counting ethnic Ukrainians, who were also destroyed by UPA units for supporting the Soviet regime. In total, according to various estimates, from 1 0 0 to 200 thousand Poles were killed.

Ethnic cleansing began as early as 1942, but reached its climax the following year. The inhabitants of Polish villages were massacred without sparing either women or children.

Volyn Massacre

One of the field commanders of the UPA, Yuri Stelmashchuk, known under the pseudonym “Ore”, arrested by the NKVD officers after the liberation of Ukraine, gave testimony, excerpts from which we give below:

“In June, 1943, the head of the so-called northern group of the UPA, Klim Savur - Dmitry Klyachkovsky - gave me an oral indication of the central line of the OUN about the general and general physical extermination of the entire Polish population living in the western regions of Ukraine. Fulfilling this directive of the leaders of the OUN, in August 1943 of the year, with the connection of a number of UPA gangs, cut out more than 15 thousands of Polish people in some districts of Volyn ... We drove the entire population to one place, surrounded it and started the massacre. After there was not a single living person left, they dug large pits, dumped all the corpses into them and covered them with earth. To hide the traces of this terrible action, we lit fires on the graves. So we completely destroyed dozens of small villages and farmsteads ... ”.

The chief of the security service of the OUN, Nikolai Lebed, gave his thugs a similar admonition: “We are not interested in numbers, we are not talking about a dozen or a hundred thousand, but about every single Pole - from old people to children. Once and for all it is necessary to rid our land of this scum. Destroy the villages completely, so that nothing reminds us that people used to live here. ”

Bandera made every effort to completely "clean up" the territory under their control from all foreigners, and only a few Poles and Jews managed to survive this meat grinder. The survivors left memories, the reading of which raise their hair. While working on this book, we found dozens of testimonials, but decided not to publish them. If desired, the reader himself can find them ...

All this bloody orgy was a natural result of the whole policy of the UVO-OUN-UPA, based on the theory of integral nationalism. Back in 1928, one of the propaganda brochures of the HEI said: “Blood is required? - Let's give a lot of blood! Terror required? “Let's make it hellish!” And shortly before the onset of the Volyn massacre, the Bandera people composed a ditty: “Blood cob according to Colin, Ukraine came to be wicked!”

Companions Bandera did everything in order to erase everything human in the hearts of their supporters for the sake of their ideas. Totally exterminating the civilian population, they tried to bring up a new person in Ukrainians, deprived of such unnecessary sentiments as compassion, mercy ... There are such "blond beasts" with a national flavor.

By the end of 1943, almost all Polish settlements in Volhynia and Rivne region, together with their inhabitants, were wiped off the face of the earth. The Poles, who lived in Galicia, suffered a similar fate about a year later, when the UPA-West was fully created and armed.

Even today, the memory of that massacre is alive. Recently, the Internet went around the following message:

2 July 2007, a 78-year-old resident of the Polish village of Guta Pennik, Janusz Marnak, in a café located at a gas station, recognized one of the executioners who in February 1944 of the 4 SS Galician CS volunteer unit brutally killed more than 800 residents of this village.

60 with over the years ago, he remembered the face of this man pas all his life, the blessing was and bright external sign - a large mole on the left cheek. It was this man and another SS man who broke into their house on that terrible morning. Janusz was lucky - at that moment he was in the attic, and only this saved his life. Through the heap of straw in which he hid, the boy heard the heart-rending cries of his parents and two sisters. Then everything went quiet. The executioners came out of the hut, showered at the well, lit a cigarette and began to discuss something literally five meters from the attic gap to which the boy had miraculously survived ... Only in the evening in the village the cries of victims, gunshots and drunken laughter of Galician volunteers fell silent. Janusz did not enter the hut - having found a severed children's brush on the threshold of the house, he rushed away in horror away from the terrible place until he found himself in the forest, from where he went to the nearby hamlet the next morning. Later it turned out that Janusz’s parents were hacked to death with an ax, and two younger sisters were killed with a knife and the body of one of them was dissected by fanatics.

Making sure that he was the one who executed his family in front of him, Marchak returned to the minibus, where his son, his wife and her brother, and two great-grandchildren were waiting for him. After punishing the son to detain the executioner, if he intended to leave the gas station, his father quickly went to the village and returned with two more surviving witnesses of that long-standing tragedy, which, in turn, did not come alone. For almost an hour, 14 was eagerly waiting for the assassin to leave the cafe and head to the parking lot.

... The police and the ambulance arrived too late. The victim of a gangster attack, which had received many knife wounds, with a broken neck and ribs and a drained eye, died on the way to the hospital. A thorough investigation revealed that Marchak was not mistaken. Polish citizen Frantisek Or Zhekhovsky (Lublin Voivodeship) actually turned out to be Vasyl Kogut, the former “guest” from the 4-nd Galician SS volunteer regiment, who 63 a year ago took part in the mass execution of Guta Penyatka residents of the village. The only son of Kogut, having learned the details of the case, refused the claim, however, nevertheless, Polish Themis is investigating the episode in order to find and punish the initiators and participants of the “Lynch Court” over the former punitive. The Polish General Prosecutor’s Office today is inundated with angry letters from the Polish public demanding “hands off justice”, where justice means the skinny village boy orphaned in the winter of 1944 in the winter.
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  1. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 21 January 2011 12: 43
    The bastard is dead.
  2. Don zeus
    Don zeus 21 January 2011 15: 52
    The article should be supplemented with descriptions of the atrocities of the Poles in the 20s during the period of land polonization received from Soviet Russia, for actual assistance in the fight against the whites — the brief warrior was a weld of accomplices who did not share the booty. In the course of polonization, mainly Russians and Rusyns gravitating towards us were destroyed. Yes, and the Poles behaved rudely, this is the same thing to remember and consider when evaluating evaluating material. And so it turns out something similar to the claims of the Baltic states to us.
  3. Smirnov Vadim
    21 January 2011 16: 48
    Don zeusgive a link to the material about the atrocities of the drillers
  4. Don zeus
    Don zeus 26 January 2011 18: 39
    VadimIS - I’ll look for a link, because the information was not from the Internet, but from the press and TV. But of course, I was more impressed by the fate of my maternal grandfather, who had to flee Poland at that time (Pinsk), since the Poles sent all educated Russians to camps, from which later no one returned. The grandfather came from a family that is considered Russian-Polish, but did not want to declare himself a Pole - he had to escape from arrest, and the nearest border was with the USSR (he crossed it illegally). After 16 years, he was shot here.