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gen. Stasys Rasztikis and the Polish politics

gen. Stasys Rasztikis and the Polish politics

Polish civilians murdered by Waffen-SS troops (SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger) in Warsaw Uprising, August 1944.

Polish civilians murdered by Waffen-SS troops (SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger) in Warsaw Uprising, August 1944.

Secret classes given by the nuns of Holy Family of Nazareth Convent in Warsaw in defiance of Nazi edicts. Nazi Germany inflicted its policy of cultural annihilation on the Polish nation, forbidding the continuation of Polish schools and universities on pain of death.

Secret classes given by the nuns of Holy Family of Nazareth Convent in Warsaw in defiance of Nazi edicts. Nazi Germany inflicted its policy of cultural annihilation on the Polish nation, forbidding the continuation of Polish schools and universities on pain of death.

When Poland was attacked by the Nazis on 1 September, the Red Army also invaded on 17 September 1939. As a result of the Soviet invasion enormous numbers of Polish soldiers and civilians were deported by the NKVD to various locations in the Soviet Union; many ended up in the Gulag camps in Siberia, others were send to exile in Kazakhstan. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union and signing of the Sikorski-Mayski Agreement arrangements were made for the release of the Poles in Russian…

When Poland was attacked by the Nazis on 1 September, the Red Army also invaded on 17 September 1939. As a result of the Soviet invasion enormous numbers of Polish soldiers and civilians were deported by the NKVD to various locations in the Soviet Union; many ended up in the Gulag camps in Siberia, others were send to exile in Kazakhstan. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union and signing of the Sikorski-Mayski Agreement arrangements were made for the release of the Poles in Russian…

Execution of 52 inhabitants of Bochnia and its surroundings carried out by the Germans on 18 December 1939. It was the first case of collective responsibility applied in Poland by the occupier. Two days earlier members of the local underground organization “Orzeł Biały” (White Eagle) attacked the police station, killing two Germans in combat. Otto Wächter, the Cracow District Governor was present at the execution as an observer.

Execution of 52 inhabitants of Bochnia and its surroundings carried out by the Germans on 18 December 1939. It was the first case of collective responsibility applied in Poland by the occupier. Two days earlier members of the local underground organization “Orzeł Biały” (White Eagle) attacked the police station, killing two Germans in combat. Otto Wächter, the Cracow District Governor was present at the execution as an observer.

"Polish priest and other Polish civilians as German hostages awaiting execution in Bydgoszcz, Poland, September 1939. The executions were revenge killings for Bloody Sunday, when ethnic Germans living in the same town were subjected to mysterious killings two days before the German invasion. The German army immediately perceived the killings as a Polish-instigated massacre. The exact facts about Bloody Sunday are still disputed."

"Polish priest and other Polish civilians as German hostages awaiting execution in Bydgoszcz, Poland, September 1939. The executions were revenge killings for Bloody Sunday, when ethnic Germans living in the same town were subjected to mysterious killings two days before the German invasion. The German army immediately perceived the killings as a Polish-instigated massacre. The exact facts about Bloody Sunday are still disputed."

Polish Forces - "Blyskawica"

Polish Forces - "Blyskawica"

A Polish POW is singled out for punishment at the roll call area (Appellplatz) of Stutthof concentration camp. Stutthof was created directly following the German invasion of Poland. The camp was in operation from the day following the German invasion of Poland and was the last camp liberated by the Allies, on 9 May 1945. The first inmates imprisoned on 2 September 1939 were 150 Polish citizens, arrested on the streets of Danzig right after the outbreak of the war. The inmate population rose…

A Polish POW is singled out for punishment at the roll call area (Appellplatz) of Stutthof concentration camp. Stutthof was created directly following the German invasion of Poland. The camp was in operation from the day following the German invasion of Poland and was the last camp liberated by the Allies, on 9 May 1945. The first inmates imprisoned on 2 September 1939 were 150 Polish citizens, arrested on the streets of Danzig right after the outbreak of the war. The inmate population rose…

1944 UPRISING IN WARSAW- the onslaught from the Germans - the final destructive firebombing by the Germans of the already destroyed city and the accurately timed entrance of the Russian"saviours!" No help from any allies-Warsaw never stood a chance.

1944 UPRISING IN WARSAW- the onslaught from the Germans - the final destructive firebombing by the Germans of the already destroyed city and the accurately timed entrance of the Russian"saviours!" No help from any allies-Warsaw never stood a chance.

Anti-communist resistance in Poland (1944–46) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anti-communist resistance in Poland (1944–46) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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