Surviving Katyn: Stalin’s Polish Massacre and The Search For Truth

Jane Rogoyska

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European History > History > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9781786078926

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‘A gripping reconstruction… utterly compelling reading.’ Adam Zamoyski’This is a grim story, thoroughly researched and brilliantly told.’ Geoffrey Alderman, Times Higher EducationThe Katyn Massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war is a crime to which there are no witnesses. Committed in utmost secrecy in April-May 1940 by the NKVD on the direct orders of Joseph Stalin, for nearly fifty years the Soviet regime succeeded in maintaining the fiction that Katyn was a Nazi atrocity, their story unchallenged by Western governments fearful of upsetting a powerful wartime ally and Cold War adversary.

Surviving Katyn explores the decades-long search for answers, focusing on the experience of those individuals with the most at stake – the few survivors of the massacre and the Polish wartime forensic investigators – whose quest for the truth in the face of an inscrutable, unknowable, and utterly ruthless enemy came at great personal cost.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm