Records of 1940 Katyn Massacre Declassified

The National Archives announced that it has declassified over a thousand pages of records pertaining to the 1940 massacre of thousands of Polish Army officers and intellectuals in the Katyn Forest in the Soviet Union.

The Katyn massacre has been a subject of intense interest and controversy in Poland, as well as a perennial irritant in Polish-Russian relations.  The question of US knowledge of the massacre, and the possibility of a US coverup designed to protect the World War II alliance with the Soviet Union, has been a topic of speculation in the Polish press which some Polish observers hoped might be confirmed by the newly declassified records.

One Response to “Records of 1940 Katyn Massacre Declassified”

  1. Trevor Griffey September 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM #

    See also the video the National Archives posted: http://youtu.be/JW20VO8xkr4

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