Katyn: Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth

Katyn Stalin s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth Twenty years ago Allen Paul wrote the first post communist account of one of the greatest but least known tragedies of the th century Stalin s annihilation of Poland s officer corps and massive dep

  • Title: Katyn: Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth
  • Author: Allen Paul
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  • Page: 415
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  • Twenty years ago, Allen Paul wrote the first post communist account of one of the greatest but least known tragedies of the 20th century Stalin s annihilation of Poland s officer corps and massive deportation of so called bourgeoisie elements to Siberia Today, these brutal events are symbolized by one word, Katyn a crime that still bitterly divides Poles and Russians.Twenty years ago, Allen Paul wrote the first post communist account of one of the greatest but least known tragedies of the 20th century Stalin s annihilation of Poland s officer corps and massive deportation of so called bourgeoisie elements to Siberia Today, these brutal events are symbolized by one word, Katyn a crime that still bitterly divides Poles and Russians Paul s richly updated account covers Russian attempts to recant their admission of guilt for the murders in Katyn Forest and includes recently translated documents from Russian military archives, eyewitness accounts of two perpetrators, and secret official minutes published here for the first time that confirm that U.S government cover up of the crime continued long after the war ended.Paul s masterful narrative recreates what daily life was like for three Polish families amid momentous events of World War II from the treacherous Nazi Soviet invasion in 1939 to a rigged election in 1947 that sealed Poland s doom The patriarch of each family was among the Polish officers personally ordered by Stalin to be shot One of the families suffered daily repression under the German General Government Like thousands of other Poles, two of the families were deported to Siberia, where they nearly died from forced labor, starvation, and neglect Through painstaking research, the author reconstructs the lives of these families including such stories as a miraculous escape on the last transport of Poles leaving Russia and a mother s daring ski trek over the Carpathian Mountains to rescue a daughter she had not seen in six years At the heart of the drama is the Poles uncommon belief in victory in defeat that their struggles made them strong and that freedom and independence, inevitably, would be regained.

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    One Reply to “Katyn: Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth”

    1. Thank you Allen Paul. It is not often that a book is written by a non-Pole that clearly shows a simpatico toward the Polish people, as well as a careful factual understanding of their history. Until the death of Lech Kaczynski and his entourage, the world still knew very little about the Katyn Massacre, and there was not that much available in the popular press for people who wanted to learn more. The Katyn massacre is a harsh reminder of what the Soviet Union and its supporters and sympathizers [...]

    2. Allen Paul, about whom I did not know anything before this book fell into my hands, has done a remarkable job writing about historical events that took place in Katyn and the Soviet Union as such. He lets the reader see the fear and hope of those whose closest relatives - brothers and husbands, were shot and the cinics of the Soviet Union Party Committee and Stalin himself when he told that he thinks, the Polish prisoners have run away. The denial of the tragedy seems unacceptable for a 21st cen [...]

    3. I'm not happy about this book, because description don't match with content. Hard reading, book is full with historical events and surnames, and that all written from one viewpoint (author's), without possibility me to decide who guilty and who not. Just 1/4 of book maybe is written about real people stories, and other - bad history book. Of Course historical event is horrible and changed many life - for that two stars, but book I didn't like.

    4. This is an excellent book spoiled only by mis-spellings and some bad editing. The story of Katyn and the marginalisation of the Polish nation by the Soviet Union,Realpolitik and geography should be known by all (as should the atrocities and duplicities committed by Stalin and his reign of terror within and beyond the boundaries of Russia). This is an ideal companion volume to Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago.

    5. I pass Andrzej Pitynski's statue and memorial to Katyn in Jersey City at Exchange Place. Time to read about it.

    6. In-depth review of the Katyn massacre. 2010 edition's conclusion on the recent Russian view of the events is particularly enlightening.

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