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Surviving Katyn : Stalin's Polish massacre and the search for truth

Rogoyska, Jane2021
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The Katyn Massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war is a crime to which there are no witnesses. Committed in utmost secrecy in April-May 1940 by the NKVD on the direct orders of Joseph Stalin, for nearly fifty years the Soviet regime succeeded in maintaining the fiction that Katyn was a Nazi crime, their story unchallenged by Western governments fearful of upsetting a powerful wartime ally and Cold War adversary. 'Surviving Katyn' explores the decades-long search for answers, focusing on the experience of those individuals with the most at stake - the few survivors of the massacre and the Polish wartime forensic investigators - whose quest for the truth in the face of an inscrutable, unknowable, and utterly ruthless enemy came at great personal cost.
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Imprint:
London : Oneworld, 2021.
Collation:
400 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781786078926 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
940.5405940.54
Language:
English
BRN:
4974770
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