Katyn 1940-2010

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Abstract

May 2010, The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art The Katyn massacre (Polish: zbrodnia katynska, Russian: ????????? ????????), was a mass murder of Polish nationals carried out by the Soviet secret police NKVD in April-May 1940. It was based on Lavrentiy Beria's proposal to execute all members of the Polish Officer Corps, dated 5 March 1940 and signed by Joseph Stalin. The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000. 10th of April 2010, a Tupolev aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near Katyn, killing all 96 people on board. These included the Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Former President-in-exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were on route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeF1 Published independent work of art

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