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By Allen Paul

 Twenty years in the past, Allen Paul wrote the 1st post-communist account of 1 of the best yet least-known tragedies of the 20 th century: Stalin’s annihilation of Poland’s officer corps and big deportation of so-called “bourgeoisie parts” to Siberia. at the present time, those brutal occasions are symbolized by way of one notice, Katyn—a crime that also bitterly divides Poles and Russians. Paul’s richly up-to-date account covers Russian makes an attempt to recant their act of contrition for the murders in Katyn wooded area and contains lately translated files from Russian army files, eyewitness money owed of 2 perpetrators, and mystery reliable mins released right here for the 1st time that determine that U.S. executive cover-up of the crime endured lengthy after the conflict ended.

Paul’s masterful narrative recreates what lifestyle used to be like for 3 Polish households amid momentous occasions of global warfare II—from the treacherous Nazi-Soviet invasion in 1939 to a rigged election in 1947 that sealed Poland’s doom. The patriarch of every kinfolk used to be one of the Polish officials individually ordered by way of Stalin to be shot. one of many households suffered day-by-day repression less than the German normal govt. Like millions of alternative Poles, of the households have been deported to Siberia, the place they approximately died from pressured exertions, hunger, and forget. via painstaking examine, the writer reconstructs the lives of those households together with such tales as a mind-blowing break out at the final shipping of Poles leaving Russia and a mother’s bold ski trek over the Carpathian Mountains to rescue a daughter she had now not obvious in six years. on the center of the drama is the Poles’ unusual trust in “victory in defeat”—that their struggles made them robust and that freedom and independence, unavoidably, will be regained.

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By Allen Paul

 Twenty years in the past, Allen Paul wrote the 1st post-communist account of 1 of the best yet least-known tragedies of the 20 th century: Stalin’s annihilation of Poland’s officer corps and big deportation of so-called “bourgeoisie parts” to Siberia. at the present time, those brutal occasions are symbolized by way of one notice, Katyn—a crime that also bitterly divides Poles and Russians. Paul’s richly up-to-date account covers Russian makes an attempt to recant their act of contrition for the murders in Katyn wooded area and contains lately translated files from Russian army files, eyewitness money owed of 2 perpetrators, and mystery reliable mins released right here for the 1st time that determine that U.S. executive cover-up of the crime endured lengthy after the conflict ended.

Paul’s masterful narrative recreates what lifestyle used to be like for 3 Polish households amid momentous occasions of global warfare II—from the treacherous Nazi-Soviet invasion in 1939 to a rigged election in 1947 that sealed Poland’s doom. The patriarch of every kinfolk used to be one of the Polish officials individually ordered by way of Stalin to be shot. one of many households suffered day-by-day repression less than the German normal govt. Like millions of alternative Poles, of the households have been deported to Siberia, the place they approximately died from pressured exertions, hunger, and forget. via painstaking examine, the writer reconstructs the lives of those households together with such tales as a mind-blowing break out at the final shipping of Poles leaving Russia and a mother’s bold ski trek over the Carpathian Mountains to rescue a daughter she had now not obvious in six years. on the center of the drama is the Poles’ unusual trust in “victory in defeat”—that their struggles made them robust and that freedom and independence, unavoidably, will be regained.

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