In April and May of 1940
by a decision of the highest authority of the Soviet Union
Nearly 22,000 Polish citizens were murdered:
prisoners-of-war from camps in Kozelsk, Starobilsk, Ostashkov and prisoners.
The victims of the crime were transported to several execution sites
Annihilated and buried in forests nearby
Their bodies were found in mass graves
To this day we still do not know the identities of all the victims.
Some of them most likely rest in Kuropaty. The others in unknown, nameless graves.
Follow in the footprints of the crime
Listen to the voices of the Victims
Light a candle of remembrance