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Poland remembers September 17, 1939

Sorry yesterday's news. Do they have this every year?


Celebrations across the country mark the sad 68th anniversary of the
Soviet aggression on Poland on September 17th, 1939.

A special ceremony has been held at the Memorial of Those Murdered
to the East of Poland in Warsaw. The city Mayor and Parliamentary
Speaker have taken part in the commemoration events.

On September 17th, 1939, 16 days after Germany under the command of
Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, the Red Army attacked the country from
the East. Earlier, the two totalitarian states made a deal to divide
Poland between themselves.

The Russian occupation of the Eastern parts of Poland cost the lives
of many Poles, including civilians, especially intelligentsia, who
were murdered or sent to camps within the Soviet Union, where many
later died.

15 thousand Polish officers were taken captive, and then shot in the
back of their skulls by the NKVD, at Stalin's personal order. Their
bodies were buried in Katyn, Miednoje and Charków.

Massive displacements of the Polish nation were also a result of the
Soviet aggression on Poland