The irregular cast-iron slabs between the trees were arranged in the place of the seven death pits, from which the remains of the victims were exhumed. The slabs are supposed to symbolise rusty spots which, like the truth about the Katyn Massacre, come to the surface despite attempts to hide them.

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Forest in a mist

Piero Onifiani


read by Jodie Baltazar

A group of people leaning over a body during the exhumation

Dr Helge Tramsen

one of the twelve doctors who went to Katyń in April 1943 as a member of the International Commissions

read by Vergil Smith

Portrait of Dr. Hieronim Bartoszewski

An interview with Dr. Hieronim Bartoszewski

member of the Polish Red Cross Technical Committee in 1943

read by Aidan Hoyle

Przekazanie dokumentów katyńskich

Statement by the TASS Agency

13 April 1990, Moscow

read by Jodie Baltazar