History of War

APRIL 1940

THE KATYN MASSACRE

etween April and May 1940, nearly 22,000 Polish military prisoners of war and civilians were executed by the Soviet Union’s People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD). Among the victims were thousands of Polish Army

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