Katyn Declassified


More than 70 years following the Soviet-perpetrated genocidal massacre of the Polish elite, newly-declassified documents on Katyn reveal FDR’s callous indifference

By Paweł Piotr Styrna l October 12, 2012

Roosevelt’s decision to sacrifice Katyn truth at the altar of friction-proof relations with Moscow likely facilitated Soviet/Communist gains during the Cold War

On September 10, 2012, seventy-two years following the infamous Katyn Forest Massacre, the U.S. National Archives and Records announced the declassification of over 1,000 pages of records on the Soviet-perpetrated genocidal operation. The three-hour conference dedicated to the release of the documents took place on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The historic event was the fruit of long-time efforts by the Polish-American community—including the families and descendants of Katyn victims, the U.S. Katyn Council, and the Libra Institute—and featured a speech by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. The Democratic representative of Polish descent supported the initiative to publicize all available documents…

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