BYKIVNIA GRAVES: THE FOURTH KATYN OUTSIDE KYIV

Discussions on the Holocaust and 20th Century War Crimes. Note that Holocaust denial is not allowed. Hosted by David Thompson.
User avatar
Maksym Chornyi
Member
Posts: 63
Joined: 30 Dec 2017 15:15
Location: Ukraine

BYKIVNIA GRAVES: THE FOURTH KATYN OUTSIDE KYIV

Post by Maksym Chornyi » 16 Sep 2023 13:33

BYKIVNIA GRAVES: THE FOURTH KATYN OUTSIDE KYIV

As a Ukrainian, I am proud to share this new WW2-related material. Many history enthusiasts know about Katyn, but only a few know about other killing sites used to eliminate Polish POWs in the Spring of 1940 by the murderous Soviet Regime. In this detailed 15,000-word article I tell the story of Stalin’s suppression of Ukraine, the infamous Great Terror in 1937-1938, the Bykivnia graves outside Kyiv, a place of last rest of up to 30,000 people killed known as the ‘Fourth Katyn’, treatment of Polish prisoners of war and their annihilation. Based on contemporary Ukrainian historical research, dozens of books, excavations reports, and 100+ photos, archival, and my from a 2022 trip.

If this material appears to be interesting and useful to you, please leave comments, ask questions, and suggest corrections. Your feedback actually makes sense.

https://war-documentary.info/bykivnia-g ... rth-katyn/

Image

Art
Forum Staff
Posts: 6932
Joined: 04 Jun 2004 19:49
Location: Moscow, Russia

Re: BYKIVNIA GRAVES: THE FOURTH KATYN OUTSIDE KYIV

Post by Art » 19 Sep 2023 16:22

Polish Institute of National remeberance estimated the number of prisoners executed and burried at Bykovnya as "almost 2000" out of 3435 prisoners held in prisons of Ukraine (others were executed at prisons of Kharkov and Kherson):
https://ipn.gov.pl/download/1/442839/Ka ... ternet.pdf

The number of 30,000 is completely unrealistic.

None of them were actually prisoners of war, as they were not taken prisoners during hostilities but rather they men of civil status arrested by the NKVD. Only a minor part were active officers.

Return to “Holocaust & 20th Century War Crimes”