President’s office launches website on Katyń Massacre

A special website, created to commemorate the massacre of Polish officers in Katyń forest during WWII and provide information on that tragic event, was launched by the office of the Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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The website presents the background of the massacre conducted on the Polish officers, including the start of WWII and the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact signed by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. It also depicts the Great Terror conducted by Joseph Stalin on the citizens of the Soviet Union.

The English version of the website can be found at this address. There are also Polish, German and Russian versions.

Visitors to the website can also find the letter of the Polish President issued on the 80th anniversary of the massacre. It can be read also in Belarusian, English, German, Lithuanian and Russian languages.

The Katyń Massacre was a series of mass executions of Polish military officers and intelligentsia carried out by the Soviet Union, specifically the Soviet security agency NKVD in April and May 1940. Most of the executions took place in Katyń Forest in western Russia, murdering about 22,000 Poles.