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The “Other” Katyń – How Nazi Germany Slaughtered Thousands, Including its Own, in the Forests of Northern Poland


Nazi crimes in Polish Pomerania

Everyone knows that Soviet Russia was responsible for the murder of thousands of Polish officers in the Katyń forests in the spring of 1940 – even if Russia did attempt, for many years, to blame it on the Nazi Germans. Less well-known is the slaughter that was carried out by Poland’s western neighbour, in which as many as 16,000 were murdered, including not only members of the Polish intelligentsia, but also Jews, Czechs, ethnic Kashubians from the north of Poland… and even German nationals.

Piasnica before German execution

Polish convicts before the execution

It was at Westerplatte, near Gdańsk, that Hitler’s Germany began the invasion of Poland – and it was there that Poles first had to defend themselves as the Second World War began. Perhaps Nazi Germany hadn’t been expecting Poland to fight back so determinedly, for, once they had subdued the defences at Westerplatte and surrounding areas, they turned viciously on the local population.

Thus, in the autumn of 1939, began the Piaśnica massacres. Nobody, except ethnic, party-card toting Germans living in this part of Poland, was safe, and by the time the manhunts, summary shootings and mass executions were being wound down a year later, at least 16,000 people had died.

From the beginning, there was no doubt that Poles were the target of Nazi German aggression. Elżbieta Grot noted in her Genocide in Piaśnica (Ludobójstwo w Piaśnicy) that Albert Forster, Nazi Germany’s administrator of the region, roused crowds in Wejherowo, stating “We have to eliminate the lice-ridden Poles, starting with those in the cradle… into your hands I place the fate of these Poles – you may do with them as you please.” Grot also notes that many ethnic Germans – some with Polish citizenship – who took part in the subsequent massacres later went on to become highly proficient members of the Nazi German SS.

But it was by no means only Poles who fell victim of the Piaśnica massacres. Grzegorz Popławski, in Piaśnica – A Pomeranian “Katyń” (Piaśnica – Pomorski “Katyń”), reports that the first to be rounded up and murdered included some 2,000 Poles and Kashubians. Then, writes Popławski, 12,000 more were killed, among them more Poles, along with Czechs, Jews and “undesirable” Germans. That Nazi Germany was willing to murder its own on the grounds that they were, perhaps, the “worst sort” is one thing; but Tadeusz Piotrowski, in Poland’s Holocaust, notes that a third major group were patients of German psychiatric hospitals, who were shipped out to the forests around Piaśnica Wielka and shot. They, according to Piotrowski, numbered some 1,200.

The height of the Piaśnica massacres was in the six months or so from the autumn of 1939 to the spring of the following year (incidentally, it was in the spring of 1940 that Soviet Russia murdered Polish officers at Katyń… could it be that Berlin and Moscow were sharing information on the best way to dispose of the cream of the enemy resistance?). During that time, some 16,000 people in all were murdered.

The methods of execution were matched in brutality perhaps only by the Ukrainian slaugher of Poles at Volhyn. Those who were wounded rather than killed outright after the first rounds were not considered worth the cost of another bullet, and were beaten instead with the butts of guns – as the skull fractures of some of the exhumed corpses suggest. Piotrowski also cites witness reports attesting to the fact that torture was common prior to execution, and that – echoing Albert Forster’s words about “those in the cradle” – children were the most badly treated. They were small and light enough that the Nazi German executioners could dispense with guns altogether and beat them to death against tree trunks.

It will probably never be known exactly who and how many died in the forests around Piaśnica, let alone exactly how each person was killed. Many of the corpses were exhumed and destroyed as the tide of war turned against Nazi Germany, and so far the names of only 600 or so victims have been established.

Justice, of a kind, was administered. Forster was sentenced to death for his war crimes, and executed in Warsaw in 1952. Regional SS leader Richard Hildebrandt, and concentration camp commander Max Pauly, were also executed as a result. Another SS leader, Kurt Eimarnn, got four years in jail for the murder of the German psychiatric patients; he was accused, but not convicted of murdering Poles at Piaśnica.

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http://inside-poland.com/t/the-other-katyn-how-nazi-germany-slaughtered-thousands-including-its-own-in-the-forests-of-northern-poland/

 

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During that Second World War forests were the silent witnesses of brutal crimes.

In a shadow of trees German and Soviet oppressors killed the most precious sons and daughters of the Polish nation.

http://www.piasnica.auschwitzmemento.pl/piasnica_en.html

 

 

Plaque for Wejherowo firefighters which were killed by Nazis

Plaque for Wejherowo firefighters which were killed by Nazi German occupant during Piaśnica massacre. Plaque on firestation in Wejherowo.

 

Mass murders in Piaśnica

http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Mass%20murders%20in%20Pia%C5%9Bnica&item_type=topic

Piasnica murders

Grave complex in Piasnica

http://www.memorialmuseums.org/eng/denkmaeler/view/1465/Pia%C5%9Bnica-Memorial

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