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#OTD the Germans entered the Warsaw District of Wola and began systematically murdering unarmed innocent civilians, men, women and children. Age did not matter neither did sex. Everyone was to die as a punishment for Uprising against the Germans.
#WarsawUprising #NeverForget 1/8
Whole families were dragged out of their homes and led to various points around the district where they would be executed by gunfire. No where was safe, even the hospitals or churches. Medical staff were targeted & murdered, patients were murdered without hesitation, 2/8
the mass brutal rape of women and young girls was rife. Houses and apartments were looted and then burnt.
Who committed all these atrocities against aprox 50,000 innocent civilians? Two special units were sent in to do the Germans dirty work, without remorse.
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Today is the 76th anniversary of the assassination of Franz #Kutschera, the sadistic SS & Police Leader in German-occupied Warsaw

Polish Underground State sentenced him to death & he was executed by 12 Poles

In reprisal,Germans killed 300 random Poles in a public mass execution
This move was recorded in 1958, just 14 years after the assassination when the wounds from the war were still fresh.

The Poles lost 4 of their men killed in the shoot-out with the Gestapo and SS (the assassination took place just in front of their HQ) while 4 Germans were killed
#Poland is full of brave women willing to sacrifice their lives for the nation

This is 15 y old Elzbieta #Dziebowska. At that age she participated in 5 assassinations of high-ranking German Nazis, including SS chief #Kutschera.

She later fought in #WarsawUprising (died in 2006)
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Less than a month is left to the commemoration of the #HitlerStalinPact, that opened gates to the Second World War in #Europe! Those two bastards created hell on Earth or #Bloodlands to use @TimothyDSnyder term. #NeverForget theguardian.com/world/from-the… via @guardian
@TimothyDSnyder @guardian The neglected history of the #WarsawUprising. "Churchill & Roosevelt wanted to keep Stalin happy, thus they endorsed his lies about @katyn1940. Roosevelt apologized to Stalin when the exiled 🇵🇱 govmt. demanded @ifrc investigation of the crime!" wsj.com/articles/how-h… via @WSJ
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