Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Testimony of Fr. Edward Orlowski (complet-click):

The action of the final killing of the Jews was solely and exclusively the action of the Germans; Poles were forced to assist Germans guarding the barn under threat of loss their lifes. From the testimony of a Jew in a legal case before a regional court in Lomza, it is unequivocally apparent that the Jews were burned in the barn by Germans. At least three Poles were pushed into the barn and burned there, they were pushed by the Germans and burned there along with the Jews."


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Intelligenzaktion - Tryszczyn

Intelligenzaktion, also called „Flurbereiningung“ was a genocidal action of Germany targeting Polish elites (primarily intelligentsia – teachers, priests, etc.). It was an early measure of the Generalplan Ost. About 60,000 people were killed as the result of this operation. ''Intelligenzaktion'' started on September 28th in the Bydgoszcz region with the mass executions in a village of Tryszczyn. During 2 weeks German paramilitary Selbstschutz executed over 900 Bydgoszcz citizens-Polish teachers, clergy, Boy Scouts, military and police officers, clerks, cultural and social organization members. Among victims were also Jews and local farmers. As a makeshift graves Germans used Polish trenches along the Brda River banks- the remaining after Bydgoszcz city defence. Victims were transported from the city prison in trucks, then led on foot to the trench. Killers shot them individually, putting a bullet into back of the head.