The OUN-UPA Genocide of the Poles of Volhynia (Wolyn, Volyn)


  • Genocide And Rescue In Wolyn: Recollections Of The Ukrainian Nationalist Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against The Poles During World War II by Tadeusz Piotrowski (Editor)  – Published June 30th 2000 by McFarland & Company (first published April 1st 2000)

 

Scholar Tadeusz Piotrowski’s work remains the best-known English language work on this sordid crime. In view of the fact that the UPA butchers are currently being glorified in the Ukraine, and émigré Ukrainians continue to blame the victims, this topic remains as timely as ever.

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This book is packed with information. It surveys the how, why, and how of this little-known genocide of Poles.

There is another detailed English-language book that discusses these crimes, as well as Polish defensive actions, often against impossible odds. See:

Wolyn Aflame

There is also an English-language Jewish study of the OUN-UPA genocidal crimes against both Jews and Poles. Click on:

The Holocaust of Volhynian Jews

By far the most comprehensive work on the OUN-UPA’s genocide of Poles, is: Siemaszko, W., and E. Siemaszko. 2000. Ludobojstwo Dokonane Przez Nacjonalistow Ukrainskich na Ludnosci Polskiej Wolynia, 1939-1945. [The Genocide Conducted by Ukrainian Nationalists on the Polish population of Volhynia, 1939-1945], 2 Volumes, von Borowiecky, Warsaw. (ISBN: 8387689343). It catalogues over 1,600 known locations where the murders took place. It also contains numerous documents, photographs, etc., and has an extensive English-language summary. This work also examines and soundly debunks Ukrainian attempts to minimize this crime, blame it on the Poles, or create a false symmetry with a few Polish retaliatory actions to make out of it a mythical „Polish-Ukrainian war.”

 

Jan Peczkis


Published with the author’s permission.

 

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