Logo Polskiego Radia

Warsaw remembers 1944 Wola massacre victims

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 06.08.2018 07:55
The Polish capital on Sunday commemorated a bloody Nazi German massacre in the city’s western Wola district during the first days of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
Sunday's commemorations in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Marcin ObaraSunday's commemorations in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

The massacre was the systematic killing of between 30,000 and 65,000 people by Nazi troops during the early phase of the uprising, which started on August 1.

Sunday’s commemorations were attended by former underground fighters who took part in the insurgency against the German occupation of Warsaw.

Between August 5 and 12, 1944, tens of thousands of Polish civilians along with captured Home Army resistance fighters were systematically murdered by the Nazis in mass executions.

It is estimated that up to 10,000 civilians were killed in the Wola district on August 5 alone, the first day of the operation. Many of the victims were the elderly, women and children.


Source: Polish Radio

Copyright © Polskie Radio S.A About Us Contact Us