Great Purge
The Great Purge was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1940. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repressio...
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Katyn massacre
The Katyn massacre (Polish: zbrodnia katyńska, mord katyński, "Katyń crime"; Russian: Катынский расстрел Katynskij ra'sstrel, "Katyn shooting") was a series of mass executions of Polish nation...
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Massacres of Poles in Volhynia
The massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia (Polish: rzeź wołyńska, literally: Volhynian slaughter; Ukrainian: Волинська трагедія, Volyn tragedy) were part of an ethnic cleansing o...
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NKVD prisoner massacres
The NKVD prisoner massacres were a series of mass executions carried out by the Soviet NKVD secret police during World War II against prisoners in Eastern Europe, primarily Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic...
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Nuremberg Trials
11°02.9103′E / 49.4543383°N 11.0485050°E / 49.4543383; 11.0485050The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, most n...
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2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash occurred on 10 April 2010 when a Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. Thes...
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Huta Pieniacka massacre
The Huta Pieniacka massacre was a massacre of the Polish inhabitants of the village Huta Pieniacka, located in modern-day Ukraine, which took place on February 28, 1944. Estimates of the number of vic...
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Palykorovy
Palykorovy (Ukrainian: Паликорови) is a village (selo) in Brodivskyi Raion, Lviv Oblast, in western Ukraine. It was founded in 1501. The name literally "burn the cows".From 1918 to 1939 the villag...
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Bykivnia
The Bykivnia Graves (Ukrainian: Биківнянські могили) is a National Historic Memorial on the site of the former village of Bykivnia (Ukrainian: Биківня, Russian: Быковня, Polish: Bykown...
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Pale of Settlement
The Pale of Settlement (Russian: Черта́ осе́длости, chertá osédlosti, Yiddish: דער תּחום-המושבֿ, der tkhum-ha-moyshəv, Hebrew: תְּחוּם הַמּוֹשָב‎, tḥùm ha-mosháv) was the term given to a...
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Drohobych Ghetto
Drohobycz Ghetto or Drohobych Ghetto was a World War II ghetto created by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland for the purpose of persecution and exploitation of Polish Jews in the city of Drohobycz after ...
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Huta Stepańska
Huta Stepańska was an ethnic Polish village, located in prewar Kostopol county, Wołyń Voivodeship, in the Second Polish Republic. In 1943, during the Massacres of Poles in Volhynia, it became an impor...
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Soviet annexation of Western Ukraine, 1939-1940
On the basis of a secret clause of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union invaded Poland on September 17, 1939, capturing the eastern borderland provinces of Poland with little opposition. Lwów...
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Kiev Pogrom (1905)
The Kiev pogrom of October 18-October 20 (October 31-November 2, 1905, N.S.) came as a result of the collapse of the city hall meeting of October 18, 1905 in Kiev in the Russian Empire. Consequently, ...
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Ukrainian Insurgent Army
The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (Ukrainian: Українська Повстанська Армія, УПА, Ukrayins’ka Povstans’ka Armiya, UPA) is a unrecognized Ukrainian nationalist paramilitary and later partisan army that e...
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Massacre of Ostrówki
Massacre of Ostrówki refers to the mass murder of the Polish inhabitants of the Volhynian village of Ostrówki, located during the interbellum in the gmina Hushcha, Liuboml (Polish: Huszcza, Luboml), V...
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List of victims of the Babi Yar massacre
This is a list of victims of the Babi Yar massacre. During September 29—30, 1941, a special team of German SS aided by Ukrainian police killed 33,771 Jews. Subsequent massacres also included Ukraini...
Odessa pogroms
A series of pogroms against Jews in the city of Odessa, then part of the Russian Empire, took place during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They occurred in 1821, 1859, 1871, 1881, 1886, and 1905.Ac...
Kisielin massacre
Location of Kisielin massacre on the map of Poland from before the 1939 invasionKisielin massacre was a massacre of Polish worshipers which took place in the Volhynian village of Kisielin (Second Poli...
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1941 Odessa massacre
30°43′59″E / 46.466°N 30.733°E / 46.466; 30.733The Odessa massacre is the name given to the mass murder of Jews in Odessa and surrounding towns in Transnistria during the autu...
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New Martyr
The title of New Martyr or Neomartyr (Greek: νεο-, neo, the prefix for "new"; and μάρτυς, martys, "witness") of the Eastern Orthodox Church was originally given to martyrs who died under heretical...
Korosciatyn massacre
The Korosciatyn massacre took place on the night of February 28/29, 1944, during the province-wide wave of massacres of Poles in Volhynia in World War II. Korosciatyn, which now bears the name of Kryn...
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Mass operations of the NKVD
Mass operations of the NKVD were carried out during the Great Purge and targeted specific categories of people. As a rule, they were carried out according to the corresponding order of the People's Co...
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