are, my children and I, the survivors of the forgotten communist
holocaust perpetrated by the Soviet Union which was ignored
by the West and its media. Why
the perpetrators happened to be on the winning side of the war
and were able to cover up behind the "iron curtain"
their wartime murders and terror. In contrast to captured German
records, there were no films or photos or any records of Soviet
atrocities made under Stalin's dictatorship. Possession of a private
camera would land you in jail accused as a spy. Every aspect
of life of each human, his behaviour, his education (even
music and art), his employment, property, accommodation and
locality of domicile, was totally controlled by the state,
KGB and their masters in the Kremlin.
the Soviets pursued against us the so called "cold war"
by proxy at a number of countries. It was diverting attention
from exposure of their atrocities in occupied European countries.
They blackmailed the Western world with atomic weapons, obtained
thanks to easily stolen secrets in our free, open world by communist
agents and Soviet embassies. The West, always politically pragmatic,
did its best not to antagonize the Soviets and ignored their crimes
against humanity. The media were careful not to antagonize
the communist sympathizers in the West, the labour and socialist
They purposely publicized German inhumanity instead.
And at the present
time, the exposed past criminal history of Communism is being
played down. Their evil history is revised and misrepresented.
The truth is falsified or simply erased.
On the other hand,
cinema screens, TV, radio, newspapers, and all media are full
of evocations of the Jewish holocaust, but other victims and
victims of a different tyrant, whose perpetrators
and heirs are alive and are proud of their past,
are denied the same memorial. Non-Jewish victims are
tragically forgotten from Holocaust remembrances.
tragic fate during Second World War is recorded by history, and
the fact that 6 and a half million Polish citizens perished :
over half a million fighting men and women and 6 million civilians.
Of these, 2 and a half million were Polish
Jews and 4 million were Polish Christians and Catholics. The infamous
Auschwitz concentration camp was built by the Germans in occupied
Poland, and for the first two years from 1939 it was used for
exterminating ethnic Poles only. From 1942, the camp begun to
be also used for exterminating Jews, Gypsies and Russian war prisoners.
in the concurrent holocaust under the Communist occupant, was
particularly ignored and now forgotten. Professor Norman Davis,
a renowned English Oxford historian writes "we now know that
during the war, Stalin actually imprisoned and killed by means
of mass murder and concentration camps at least twice as many
people as Hitler killed during the Holocaust".
alliance against Hitler :
gen. Sikorski (Poland), W.
Churchill (PM of Britain),
gen. De Gaulle (France)
before the war, in August 1939, the Soviet Union rejected an invitation
from the Allies (Great Britain, France and Poland) to join their
alliance against Hitler's continuing aggression in Europe.
Instead, the Soviet
Union signed a Friendship Treaty with Germany, which included
a secret agreement to divide Poland and Eastern Europe between
Germany and the Soviet Union. This Russian back-up gave Hitler
free hand to start the Second
NAZI FRIENDSHIP : 1939-1941
in September 1939, the Red Army, in support of Hitler's invasion
of Poland from the west, which triggered the war with England,
France, Australia and India, attacked Poland from the east. Two
months later, the Russians also attacked Finland, and invaded
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Bessarabia (Rumania), now Moldova.
On 23 August
1939 in Moscow, in the presence of Stalin (in white), the Soviet Foreign
minister Molotov signs a non-aggression pact between Hitler's Germany and
the Soviet Union, and an additional secret agreement regarding the attack
on Poland and division of Central Europe.
Behind him stands the German Foreign minister Ribbentrop.
(with signed documents), Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov in Moscow on 23 August
1939, all happy after signing the treaty dividing Poland. It was seven
days before the outbreak of the war.
are close connections — philosophical, political and organisational
— between the Nazi and Soviet systems
map of pre-1939 Poland recording the Partition of Poland, agreed between
Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler on 28 September 1939 (28.IX.39), with signatures
on the map of Stalin and German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop. A thick black
line marks agreed final border.
Commander of the Soviet NKVD (KGB) Brigade, Semyon Moiseyevich Krivoshein
(on the right), together with German General Heinz Guderian, in the Polish
town Brzesc (Brest) before the joint German and Red Army parade on 22 September
1939 to celebrate the occupation of Poland.
Friendly meeting of communist and fascist aggressors. A crew of the Soviet
tank is being welcomed by Nazi officers in the Polish town Brest where
both occupying armies met in September 1939.
the river Bug, became a border town on the new Soviet-German border that
divided occupied Poland.
Krivoshein, the Commander of the Soviet NKVD Brigade, salutes to German
General Heinz Guderian in the Polish town Brzesc (Brest) before the joint
German and Red Army parade on 22 September 1939, to celebrate the occupation
A Red Army high ranking officer and the German officers discussing arrangements
Below: A commander of the Soviet tank is being welcomed in Brest by Nazi
officers after invasion of Poland in September 1939.
OPPRESSION and TERROR : 1939-1941
1939, Stalin and Hitler divided Poland between themselves, subjecting
Poles to a double reign of terror. Under the initial Soviet occupation
of eastern Poland, in a short period from September 1939 to June
1941 (before German attack on the USSR) over 150,000 Poles were
arrested and deliberately killed in prisons, including 27,500
Polish officers retreating eastwards with their troops from the
German onslaught. The officers were taken prisoner by the Russians,
and six months later were all individually executed by a bestial
shot in the head with hands tied at the back and buried in KATYN
forests. The Soviets were ignoring the international law with
regard to prisoners of war which was observed even by the Nazis.
addition, at the same time, nearly 2 million Poles, men,
women and children I was one of them
were deported to slave labour concentration
camps and gulags in Siberia and other remote areas of the USSR.
Half of the prisoners and deportees have died within
the first two years due to excessive hard work, harsh treatment,
primitive living conditions, cold, continuous malnutrition, hunger
and starvation, exposure to severe climates, lack for clothing,
lice and disease. This was Communist Russia's cheap way of exterminating
people. It was primitive and cruel but it was just as effective
as the Nazi gas chambers. Continuously practiced from the times
of the Lenin's October Revolution, it was just a natural part
of the Communist - Socialist system.
treatment of Poles by the Soviet Union is still an unfamiliar
story to foreigners. News of what was going on came only scantily
to the West between 1939 and 1941. Later in the war, when Britain
and the United States became the allies of the USSR, discussion
of this episode was discouraged and ignored by the media. During
the post-war years the true story emerged only in fragments
, and was overshadowed by the more spectacular, documented and
better-publicised Nazi behaviour. Yet in its brutality and the
sheer scale of its cold-blooded attempt to obliterate the Polish
nation physically and culturally, this Communist Soviet occupation
far outdid, without comparison, the crimes committed by the Germans.
the first two years of the war the Soviets supported the Nazis
against the Allies : politically, militarily and economically.
While British, Polish and Australian airmen, sailors and soldiers
were loosing their lives in the West due to German war activities,
the Russians supplied Hitler with food, agricultural products,
wheat, petrol, oil, timber, and other war materials, as well as
disseminated anti-western pro-nazi propaganda. There was close
cooperation of Soviet NKVD (KGB) with Nazi GESTAPO.
The Soviet - Nazi friendship lasted until June 1941, when
ever-victorious Hitler decided not to share Europe with Stalin.
He betrayed his partner in crime and invaded the Soviet Union
itself, advancing with lightning speed right up to Moscow and
German attack, the Soviets unexpectedly found themselves on the
same side as the Allies. But they did not share our cause for
fighting : the defence of freedom and democracy. Using their usual
methods of deceit, the Soviets proclaimed the war not as a World
War Two but as "the Great Patriotic War for the Fatherland",
implying an illusion of fight for the former Russian Fatherland.
But they really had in mind the survival of their own dictatorial
power devoted to communist domination and imperialism.
1944, with the Red Army advance on the eastern war front, and
after the end of war, the oppression continued. 750 thousands
more Poles were deported to the USSR gulags from Poland "liberated"
by the Soviet "ally". Most of the victims were former
members and their families of the Polish Homeland Army, the largest
and most effective underground resistance anywhere in German-occupied
Europe. They were branded by the Soviets as the "bourgeois
organisation" taking orders from the "fascist"
Polish Government in London.
addition, some 20 thousands former Polish underground leaders
were tracked down, imprisoned and executed by the Soviet judges
and communist puppet regime installed in Warsaw by the KGB.
Similar atrocities were happening in other Soviet occupied countries:
Latvia, Estonia, East Germany, part of Finland, Moldova, Rumania,
Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania, Hungary (1956) and Czechoslovakia
Watch 10 min. trailer of a Latvian film made in 2008
has English narration (Polish subtitles superimposed
on Latvian )
Soviet Story - part 2
NOWADAYS, AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION
And nowadays, after the collapse
of former Bolshevik Russia, this Evil Empire which in 1939 assisted
Hitler to start the War and stabbed Poland in the back — my home
town Pinsk, our house with large garden grounds, as well as my grandfather's
country home and landed estate, all robbed by the Soviet-Russian Imperialists,
were not returned to Poland. One of newly created post-Soviet states,
Belarus, has taken over our land and our properties.
In Belarus, still in the year 2015, there is no democracy. The "reforms"
didn't go very far. Under the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko,
things remain there like they were very much in the Soviet Union.
Contacts with new bureaucracies of the former Soviet Union are not very
easy. They have retained the communist old guard, soviet mentality and
attitudes. Most of the post-Soviet republics are run by former communists.
The old guard have never been punished for their crimes. There have
been no trials, not even truth commissions or government inquiries and
Putin, a former lieutenant colonel who operated as a KGB spy
in Dresden in the Soviet-occupied East Germany was elected the president
of Russia. He muzzled, exiled or jailed the new Russian oligarchs and
combined their holdings into huge state-run corporation to finance his
dream of a new Soviet empire.
He salvaged the remnants of the Soviet Union including its political
tactics of threats
to the western countries, using lies and deception. He
kept the Soviet national anthem, with the updated words by the same
author. Under an excuse of following the American example of "war
on terror" he bloodily subjugated Chechnia. Although he suffered
a setback when his attempt to place Ukraine under direct Russian political
control backfired as Ukrainian people took to the streets, launching
the famous Orange revolution.
During his 8 years of presidency, press freedom has been intimidated.
Twenty two (!) Russian reporters plus a number of political opponents,
who have spoken out against Putin's administration, have been mysteriously
In 2008 he intervened militarily
in Georgia, in 2014 he invaded and occupied Ukrainian Crimea
and recently he invaded Easter Ukraine.