Celebrating Poland’s “Accursed Soldiers”

History books may tell you that Poland was “liberated” by the Soviets/Russians during World War II, but the truth of the matter is that from the very start of World War II, the Soviets/Russians planned to subjugate Poland–the Molotov-Ribbentropp line where the Soviets and Germans met in 1939, dividing Poland among themselves shows you that. During World War II, first split among Germany and Russia, then totally subjugated by Germany, and eventually “liberated” by Russia, the Poles fought back against both occupying forces. The conclusion of World War II found Poland given up by it’s allies (USA, Great Britain, and France) to the Russians, a bone to Stalin. But the Poles did not give up so easily.

During World War II, the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) fought the foreign invaders. And even after the loss of support from the allies, they fought the Soviets/Russians. World War II in Europe may have officially ended in May of 1945, but many elements of the Home Army fought on for years afterward, battling the foreign occupation and puppet government of the Soviets, established on Polish soil. These elements fought the Soviets for several years and tens of thousands were captured and exiled to Siberia. An “amnesty” in 1947 drew out another 50,000, who were summarily exiled. It was not until the 1960’s that some of these soldiers, called Poland’s Accursed Soldiers, were rehabilitated and returned from exile–those who survived.

Today, on March 1, Poland remembers these Accursed Soldiers, the Żołnierze Wyklęci, Polish soldiers, men and women, who continued to fight the foreign invaders for years after the “end” of World War II, and end which saw Poland sold into Soviet slavery by Churchill and Roosevelt. Today, Poland remembers, and now you can, too. To read more, see this article: http://inside-poland.com/t/remembering-the-accursed-soliders/. Now you know the rest of the story.

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