Historyczne przykłady polskiego bohaterstwa wobec Ukraińców:
The Polish Army, (Armija Krajowa): Their crimes against Ukrainians
Polish propaganda attempts to paint Ukrainians as animals who killed Poles in 1943-1944. Why is this beingdone?
The issue is that the Polish government, along with the Polish Military, wants to cover up their own crimes,committed against Ukrainians. Poles committed these crimes during the 20 year interwar period (1919-1939),while Ukraine was part of Poland, a result of the League of Nations' decision. They continued to commit thesecrimes during WW II, and even after the war, up until 1949 in the Zakerzon region.
The Polish government did not allow Ukrainians in western Ukraine to freely farm their own land. It strangledthe population with burdensome taxes, high rents, unfavorable loan terms, and prevented them from acquiringtheir own land.Ukrainians were not allowed to study in their own language in schools on their ancestral lands, even though theywere the majority.
Ukrainians were not allowed to freely practice their own religion. In 1938 in Kholmschynaalone, Poles destroyed almost 180 Ukrainian churches.
Under Polish control, Ukrainians were not allowed to hold any government positions. Government positions werefilled by Poles from central Poland, who neither spoke Ukrainian, nor understood Ukrainian traditions.
In March of 1939, the time had come for the League of Nations to review the question of a free and independentwestern Ukraine, releasing it from Polish oppression. However the war had begun, and Hitler and Stalin prevented the formation of an independent Ukraine.
The Polish government in exile, gave orders to the Armija Krajowa (AK), which operated in German occupiedwestern Ukraine, to constantly demonstrate their presence: to oppose the right of Ukrainians to build their ownindependent nation, to destroy any independent Ukrainian military formations in the region, and if necessary todestroy any peaceful Ukrainian villages, bases of support for the UPA. The victims of these barbarous attacks in1943-1944 became thousands of defenseless Ukrainian men, women and children.
In 1944, Polish peasant battalions distinguished themselves as being extremely barbaric against Ukrainians inZakerzon. They conducted ethnic cleansing operations, by completely destroying and burning entire Ukrainian villages, together with their inhabitants.
In 1945, at the Potsdam conference of the Allied heads of state, Stalin traded Ukrainian ethnic lands in Zakerzonto Poland in exchange for its open port on the Baltic Sea (now Kalingrad). As a result, Poland had completefreedom to do as it wished with Ukrainians in Kholmschyna and Nadsyannya. Poland viewed these Ukrainians as potential rebels, and their crowning action was Operation “Wisla” in 1947, when over 150,000 Ukrainians wereforcibly removed from their villages by the Polish Army as ethnic cleansing continued.
In 1947-1949, Poland operated the concentration camp known as “Jaworzno” through which were filtered thoseindividuals captured during Operation Wisla, whom they suspected of supporting the UPA. Through thisinfamous concentration camp passed over 4000 individuals, including nearly 1000 women and children, 25 priests, and at least 168 who died there. Operation Wisla was a horrific crime, one in which the Polishgovernment sadistically abused thousands of their own citizens of Ukrainian decent.
The historical lesson from all of this, is that the Polish soldiers were great warriors against an unarmed, peacefulUkrainian population, but against a real army, they were cowards, as shown by their actions in September of 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, and they surrendered en mass. pokaż całość