The memorial was the initiative of the local Polish community - who not only funded it but also had to go to great lengths to persuade the local town council authorities to grant it the required planning permission.
Photos taken during his 1998 visit to Our Lady Of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
This committee unanimously finds beyond any question of reasonable doubt that the Soviet NKVD (People's commissariat of internal affairs) committed the mass murders of the Polish officers and intellectual leaders in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk, Russia.
[Excerpt from the report of the select committee filed with the Congress of the United States on July 2, 1952, House of Representatives No 2430]
W HOLDZIE POLSKIM JENCOM WOJENNYM POMORDOWANYM PREZEZ SOWIETOW W 1940r W KATYNIU I INNYCH MIEJSCACH NA TERENIE ROSJI POLACY W NZ
IN MEMORY OF 14,500 POLISH PRISONERS OF WAR MURDERED BY THE SOVIETS IN 1940 AT KATYN AND OTHER UNKNOWN PLACES IN USSR
POLISH COMMUNITY IN NZ
[From the plaque in St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, New Zealand.]
Charkow Katyn Miednoje
In memory of the Poles from the camps of Kozielsk, Ostashkov, Starobielsk assassinated by order of Stalin in the year 1940 in Katyn, Twer, Kharkov and in other places of the Golgotha of the east.
May our Lord give eternal repose to their souls.
Artykuły o zbrodnia Katynska w tej witrynie (po polsku i angielsku).
Articles on this site about the Katyn Forest Massacre [in English and Polish].
"Doing justice to the dead."
"Sprawiedliwość dla zmarłych."
"Separate memories, separate sorrows."
"Odrębne wspomnienia. Odrębne smutki."
"The Soviet memory hole."
"Podróż w Sowiecką Dziurę w Pamięci."
"KATYŃ. MODUS OPERANDI"
Michał Synoradzki, Jacek Grodecki, Victoria Plewak. [po polsku]"
Stalin's order to shoot the Poles.
A map of the Katyn massacre site.
Katyn related books and videos.
Information about the photos used in this site.
Katyn photos which people have sent me.
1943 Nazi photos of exhumations in Katyn Forest.
Polish language Katyn Forest Massacre lesson from the Association of Polish Teachers Abroad.
The Anglo-Polish agreement of 25 August 1939.
Early German/Soviet co-operation: the Treaty of Rapallo.
The rebellion of Russian troops at Courtine in 1917.
Second Lieutenant Janina Dowbor Musnicki Lewandowska, the Polish woman pilot murdered at Katyn by the Soviets.
A copy of the "legalistic" pretext Tito's "communists" used to murder Professor Doctor Ljudevit Jurak, on 10 June 1945.