Poland Unveils Volyn WWII Massacre Memorial

Posted by admin on Jul 12, 2013

Poland has unveiled a new monument on the 70th anniversary of the Volyn massacre, in which nationalist Ukrainian partisans killed about 40,000 Polish civilians during World War II.

At the time Volyn – also called Volhynia – was an area of south-eastern Poland occupied by Nazi German troops. The 1943 atrocity was aimed at driving out the Polish minority. On 11 July alone 10,000 people were murdered. Poles later retaliated and the conflict killed up to 100,000 people in total.

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