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Faces of Polish Secret Police in Augustów & Suwałki:

Aleksander Kuczynski, Lt. - Polish Secret Police, the UB
Above: Lt. Aleksander Kuczynski, Polish Secret Police, the UB.
Miroslaw Milewski, General - Polish Secret Police, the UB
Above: Gen. Mirosław Milewski, Polish Secret Police, the UB. Milewski was implicated in the disappearance and murder of a popular Solidarity priest Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko in 1984.
Aleksander Omiljanowicz, 2nd Lt., Polish Secret Police, the UB

Above: 2nd Lt. Aleksander Omiljanowicz, Polish Secret Police, the UB in Suwałki. Nicknamed the "Butcher of Suwałki", Omiljanowicz was sentenced to prison for committing Crimes Against Humanity in 2005. The court found him guilty of "unlawful detention, beating and torturing members of the Democratic Underground, and in particular, the members of the Wolnosc i Niezawislosc [pol. abr. WiN - Freedom And Independence); died on April 4, 2006 at the prison in Barczewo near Olsztyn. Omiljanowicz authored nearly 30 "heroic" books about his "heroic" "exploits", among them: "Sens Zycia", "Zanikajace Echa", "Bylo to nad Czarna Hancza", and others. [Source IPN] More about Omiljanowicz in Polish here.

Polish Secret Police (the UB), tactical Unit - Aleksander Omiljanowicz
Above: Aleksander Omiljanowicz among men from a tactical unit of Polish secret police, the Urzad Bezpieczenstwa (UB) [Source: IPN]


Unsolved Communist Crimes: The Augustów Roundup in July, 1945

"O earth, do not conceal our blood, so our cries never cease ..." Job 16:18

The Augustów Roundup was one of the most bloody mass murders committed by the Soviets on Polish citizens, after the end of the II World War. Despite that fact however, neither school books, nor encyclopedias, even mention this tragic episode in the post-World-War II history of Poland. The whereabouts of those who perished during this roundup are unknown, as is unknown their place of burial.

In July, 1945 the Red Army units supported by the communist UB (Urząd Bezpieczeństwa - Polish secret police), and MO (pol. Milicja Obywatelska - The People’s Milicia) conducted a grand-scale pacification in the Puszcza Augustówska [eng. Augustów Primeval Forest], and in the surrounding area. The Soviet forces combed through the forests and villages, arresting all those suspected of collaboration with the Polish Underground.

During the course of the roundup, nearly 2,000 individuals were detained. Some of those returned home after being interrogated and tortured, while 600 were sent to an unknown location, never to be heard from again. This is their story.


Also See: "Not Only Katyn"

1. Before They Came
2. The Roundup Begins
3. Those Who Survived
4. Coincidence or Betrayal
5. We Regret to Inform You
6. The Commotion Near Giby
7. We Will Not Be Silent
8. Wrong Graves
9. Other Trails
10. The Missing
11. Notes & Bibliography

At the outset of the II World War, the Suwałki and Augustów counties fell under control of two occupiers: the Soviets, who established hegemony over the entire county of Suwałki, along with a portion of the Augustów County, and the Nazis, who reigned over a greater portion of the Augustów County.  Right from the outset of this dual occupation, the Polish population residing in this area, began to form underground organizations to resist the occupiers. 

Many armed underground organizations, such as Temporary Council of Suwałki Region (Pol. Tymczasowa Rada Ziemi Suwalskiej), the Pilsudski’s Legion (Pol. Legion Piłsudskiego), the Near-Niemen Legion (pol. Legion Nadniemenski), and National Revival (pol. Odrodzenie Narodowe) sprang into action, and ultimately united under the banner of ZWS, the Association of Armed Struggle (pol. Związek Walki Zbrojnej). The underground soldiers didn’t let the occupiers rest. 

During the time I was stationed in Augustów, we lost around 50 of our people […] the Poles were making it [the occupation] really difficult for us. It was real war. – writes in his memoirs secretary of the Regional Committee of Belarus, which at that time (commonly known as the First Soviet Occupation), occupied this area. 
After the Soviet-German war began, the infrastructure of the patriotic underground became unified under the standard of the Home Army, and was known in this area, as the Polish Insurrection Union (pol. Polski Związek Powstańczy). In the beginning of Spring, 1944, the Home Army had nearly 5 thousand sworn members.

During the operation “Tempest(pol. “Burza”), in Spring, 1944, the Home Army units had to, in large part, reveal their identities, a fact which after the Germans are ejected from the North-Eastern part of Poland, and are replaced by the Soviets, will have tragic consequences.  The Home Army soldiers were arrested, and either sent to the East, or forcibly conscripted into the communist Polish People’s Army (pol.  Ludowe Wojsko Polskie).  These repressions considerably undermined the strength of the underground infrastructure.  Only in Spring, 1945, the soldiers who hid in the forests, began to reorganize themselves into new units, and to engage the new communist regime.  As a result of these activities, in the Suwałki county, the democratic underground units destroyed seventeen, out of eighteen MO (Pol. abbr. People’s Militia) stations, and from among fourteen rural municipalities (pol. Gmina) created by the communists, only two functioned. Furthermore, twenty three death sentences against the communist collaborators, and dedicated “helpers” of the new “people’s government” were carried out.  Equally active were units conducting activities in the Augustów county. The success of the Home Army aggravated the Polish communists, and their Soviet masters, particularly, since the Soviet Red Army, and the NKVD (Russ. The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Народный комиссариат внутренних дел Narodnyy komissariat vnutrennikh del, НКВД), who took active part against the underground units, and the population at large, became more frequent targets of the democratic underground. After the capture of Berlin and the end of the World War II, a much larger number of personnel from the UB, NKVD, and the Red Army was dispatched to conduct activities against the democratic underground.  These activities were conducted mainly by the Soviets, and at the  “request” of the provincial, and county “governments”.

"The Roundup of Death"

The largest “cleanup” operation against the democratic armed underground, was conducted in July, 1945, and thus, became known as either the “July Roundup”, or as the “Augustów” Roundup, as it took place in and around Augustów area. The operation was conducted mainly by the Soviet forces, including the NKWD, Smersh (Soviet acronym: "SMERt' SHpionam" - Eng. Death To the Spies) and the soldiers of the 3rd Belarusian Front. The functionaries of the UB, MO, and local informers played the role of the betrayer Judas, pointing out individuals who should be arrested, serving as guides, and as interpreters, during horrific interrogations that ensued.  The communist forces which took part in the roundup, amounted to nearly fifteen thousand men.  The methods, and circumstances, under which arrests took place varied.  The Home Army soldiers, and individuals sympathetic to them who lived in the cities, were arrested either during evenings, or at night. The inhabitants of the villages on the other hand, were dragged out of their homes, snatched from country roads, or fields.

Communist PUBP functionaries with their Soviet "Advisors" in Augustow, Poland   In the photo: Members of the Polish secret Police at the PUBP (pol. Powiatowy Urzad Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego - County Office of State Security - Polish Secret Police) office in Augustów with their Soviet "advisors" in 1945. Standing from left: 1) Platoon Leader Mirosław Milewski, 3) Sergeant Jan Szostak, 4) Officer Cadet Aleksander Kuczynski. In a short sketch of his life written in 1945, Szostak wrote: "I was brought from the counter-intelligence [rus. transliteration "kontrrazviedkha"] by major Vasilenko to collaborate in locating the leaders of AK [pol. Armia Krajowa - Home Army] and other hostile elements. Major Vasilenko is a "sovietnikh" [advisor] attached to the county office of UBP [Office of Public Security] for the city of Augustów; I work for him to this day under code-name 'Subocki'"

In the village of Jaziewo, for example, all villagers were called for a meeting, and all those who showed up were arrested. Many Home Army soldiers were arrested during firefights and skirmishes that took place during the roundup. Witold Zurawski, a Home Army Soldier from Jastrzebna, near Sztabin, reminisces :

They encircled the entire village, and there were thousands of them – the Soviet henchmen marched, as if they were attacking in a line formation. They ordered us to exit our homes, so they could check our identity papers. After that they took all of us, men and some women, and they raced us to the barn, where we were held for two weeks. I had a feeling, that I am not going to make it, and when one day they took us out, I jumped into the crop field, and I was gone. The other villagers told me later, that after two weeks, the UB men wearing plain clothes arrived. They brought with them lists [with names] of people who were to be arrested. Those arrested were transported to Sztabin, and from there, they were taken to some unknown place. They vanished into thin air, [never to be seen again].”

Those detained were jailed in various places, and often subjected to horrible tortures. From among 1,900 to 2,000 arrested, around 600 people were selected from the list, which was prepared earlier by the communist collaborators. Among those selected, were women, and 15, or 16-years old boys. According to the information obtained from the witnesses, these individuals were placed on trucks and transported towards the Soviet boarder. From that moment on, their whereabouts are unknown. Today, one thing is certain – they were murdered on orders issued by the Soviets, and their remains are located somewhere on the territory of the former USSR. The search for the missing was undertaken by their families immediately after the roundup, but the trail ended at the selection camps, where they were held for a short time.

Jan Szostak, Polish Secret Police functionary in Augustow.  

Left: Lt. Jan Szostak, Polish Secret Police, the UB; born 11 May, 1917 in Augustów.

1940-1941 - NKVD's TW [pol. abr. Tajny Wspolpracownik - Secret Collaborator] in Augustów operating under code-name "Wrona"

1944-1945 - NKVD's TW [pol. abr. Tajny Wspolpracownik - Secret Collaborator] in Augustów operating under code-name "Subocki"

1947-1948 - Deputy Chief of the Augustów's County Office for Public Security [PUBP]

In the transcript from the Augustów's City Council elections meeting on December 27, 1952 we read: "a speech was given by, among others, Szostak (the present Council's President) who stated that when it was necessary to hang people, to shoot them, and to drown them in toilets, there was no one around [to do it], and now his achievements are not even taken under consideration - this concerned the facts when the above mentioned was employed in the organs of Public security as a Chief of the PUBP."

Ironically, after retirement, Szostak became a "folk artist" with "artistic interests" in such subject matters as "religion" and "patriotism".

The villagers from the rural municipality called Giby, were first to ask about the fate of the missing, as during 1945, 109 individuals were taken away, and among those, 90 were detained during the roundup. In November, 1945, the Giby municipality sent a delegation to Warsaw in order to locate their missing neighbors, friends, and family members. Not surprisingly , they were not given any information. During the Stalinist times, any and all information about the roundup was a taboo, and bringing this subject up, could end tragically for those who dared to ask. During the following years, the subject of the “July Roundup”, was mentioned only during the so called period of Khrushchev's Thaw, that trickled into Poland.

Only in 1987, the matter of those missing received serious attention, when Stefan Myszczynski, who lost three brothers and his step-father during the roundup, discovered graves near the road connecting Rigol and Giby. Initially, it was suspected that they contained remains of those missing from July 1945. After their examination however, it was revealed that they contained remains of German soldiers who died during the war. Impulsively, the public opinion, began to be more interested in the fate of the victims of the July Roundup, and on August 2, 1987, Obywatelski Komitet Poszukiwan Mieszkancow Suwalszczyzny Zaginionych w Lipcu 1945 [eng. The Citizen’s Committee To Locate Missing Inhabitants of the Suwałki Area Who Perished in July 1945”], was formed.

Even though, the local government forbid the Committee to conduct its activity, they refused. Its founding members, Piotr Bajer, Mirosław Basiewicz, Stanisław Kowalczyk (from Suwałki), along with Alicja Maciejewska, Maria Chwalibog, and Jan Krzywosz (from Warsaw), with dedication gathered information about those perished. In 1992, all information they were able to obtain was delivered to the Public Attorney’s Office in Suwałki. However, the Public Attorney’s Office dismissed the case because of lack of the evidence, and its inability to probe through the classified post-soviet-era archives.

In 2001, case files reached the Institute of National Remembrance (pol. abbr. IPN). The investigation into the Augustów murders is presently conducted by the Institute of National Remembrance — Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation. Despite the fact that some progress was made, however, neither the fate of those presumed dead, nor the identities of the perpetrators, or the location of graves, have been discovered. The resources available to the IPN prosecutor to solve this case within Poland itself, have been exhausted.

Number of requests sent to the present government of Russia, to help the investigators by providing information about operations of their units during the "July Roundup", remain unanswered! Today, many families in Giby, and other communities affected by the murderous net of the 1945 roundup, still await the truth about the fate of their husbands, sisters, and brothers … For those perished still lament with Job, “O earth, do not conceal our blood, so our cries never cease ...”

Written by: Adam Bialous

More about the Augustów Roundup here ...

The Names of the Augustów Missing:

Michalowski Feliks

Borucki Franciszek
Chelminski Henryk
Chelminski Jan
Cichor Mieczyslaw
Ciechanowicz Aleksander
Dyczewski Franciszek
Dyczewski Henryk
Filar Antoni
Filipowicz Antoni
Gasiorowski Jerzy
Janik Lucjan
Jatkowski Mieczyslaw
Jedlinski Wladyslaw
Klewiado Walenty
Kolonicz Jerzy Stefan
Kuzniecow Mikolaj
Kuzniecow Teodor
Lipski Mieczyslaw
Niedzwiecki Stanisław
Olechowicz Stanisław
Orzechowski Kazimierz
Puzynski Henryk
Rudzewicz Edward
Rzepecki Jan
Sienkiewicz Boleslaw
Soltys Leonard
Stelmasik Tadeusz
Szygiel Henryk
Wisniewski Jan
Wisniewski Jan, son of Stanisław Wisniewski
Wisniewski Stanisław
Wolasewicz Michal
Zylinski Jan

Blazewicz Wladyslaw
Chodakiewicz Jozef
Gasiorowski Antoni
Gasiorowski Edward
Kakiel Jozef
Kornilowicz Zygmunt
Kukowski Franciszek
Markowski Jozef
Siedlecki Antoni
Siedlecki Waclaw
Siedlecki Wladyslaw
Zalewski Szymon

Markiewicz Antoni
Markiewicz Jan
Radzewicz Antoni

Tujakowski Marian

Gliniecki Aleksander
Wysocka Aniela
Wysocka Kazimiera
Wysocki Ludwik

Adaszko Zygmunt
Cieslikowski Stanisław
Gutowska Bronislawa
Marcinkiewicz Stanisław
Mieczkowski Antoni
Mieczkowski Wincenty
Milewski Stanisław

Konopko Franciszek
Konopko Stanisław
Moroz Jozef (father)
Moroz Jozef (son)
Paszkiewicz Antoni
Paszkiewicz Franciszek
Rybaczynski Franciszek
Renkiewicz Feliks
Swiecicki Domink
Swiecicki Szymon
Swiecicki Wincenty

Andrulewicz Franciszek
Andrulewicz Janina

Sutula Jozef

BUDOWIEC, the ZELWY colony
Miszkiel Waclaw
Radziewicz Boleslaw

Lesniewski Fabian
Mysliwski Waclaw
Mysliwski Zygmunt

Dytkowski Zygmunt

Butkiewicz Ludwik
Pawelko Zofia
Pycz Wladyslaw
Szumska Krystyna

Krajewski Czeslaw
Okuniewski Jozef

Haraburda Edward

Juszkiewicz Aleksander
Juszkiewicz Jozef
Makarewicz Jan
Puczylowski Franciszek

Biziewski Antoni
Czekajlo Wiktoria
Kaminski Ludwik
Laskowski Bronislaw
Laskowski Stanisław
Michalski Stanisław
Michalski Wincenty
Przekopski Antoni
Przekopski Franciszek
Wegrzynowicz Marian

Lipnicki Jozef
Pachucki Antoni
Pachucki Piotr

Pryzmont Kazimierz

Jungiewicz Czeslaw

Tarasewicz Edward
Tarasewicz Stanisław

Myszczynski Bronislaw
Myszczynski Walerian
Myszczynski Witold
Wolos Wladyslaw

Orlowski Antoni
Orlowski Mieczyslaw, son of Antoni
Orlowski Mieczyslaw

Grabowski Jozef
Jakubowski Feliks
Kaminski Franciszek
Rutkowski Boleslaw
Rutkowski Stanisław
Szypulski Jan

Okulanis Witold

Bednarski Leon
Bozymski Antoni
Janczewski Franciszek
Krejczman Czeslaw
Krejczman Stanisław
Kozlowski Jan
Kulpan Jozef
Kucharzewska Zyta
Moroz Jozef
Niemkiewicz Stanisław
Romatowski Aleksander
Szarejko Stanisław
Zubowicz Stanisław

Jakubowski Wladyslaw
Lebski Franciszek
Sobolewski Stanisław
Sobolewski Wladyslaw
Zukowski Wladyslaw

Podchajski Stefan

Lejmel Jozef

Baranowski Wladyslaw
Kubryn Albin
Kurylo Jan
Makar Antoni
Mieczkowski Antoni
Mieczkowski Jan
Mieczkowski Jozef
Mieczkowski Witold
Mieczkowski Zygmunt
Sluzynski Jozef
Wasilczyk Piotr
Wasilczyk Zygmunt
Wysocki Stanisław

Kulak Stanisław, son of Maciej Kulak
Kulak Stanisław, son of Klemens Kulak
Kulak Waclaw
Szosta Wladyslaw

Koncewicz Stanisław
Miszkiel Eugeniusz
Miszkiel Mieczyslaw
Sitkowska Jadwiga
Sitkowski Eugeniusz
Sitkowski Stanisław

Pietko Bronislaw

Bozewicz Kazimierz
Kaminski Jozef
Truszkowski Stanisław

Chlebanowski Stanisław
Daraszkiewicz Adolf
Gramacki Tadeusz
Karp Edward
Krzysztofik Jan
Szczytko Czeslaw
Szczytko Eugeniusz

Gramacki Czeslaw

Makarewicz Stanisław
Malinowski Stanisław

Andruszkiewicz Mieczyslaw
Bielawski Jan
Dziadziak Stanisław
Guziejko Antoni
Haraburda Eugeniusz
Janik Jan
Karp Leon
Kozakiewicz Czeslaw
Kugiel Adam
Kunda Edward
Kulakowski Kazimierz
Matyskiela Stanisław
Suchwalko Ludwik
Szmygiel Franciszek
Swierzbinski Klemens
Usnarski Jan

Ruksc Izydor

Gows Jan
Krzywosz Jan
Krzywosz Stanisław
Sobolewski Waclaw
Stroczkowski Pawel
Ugolik Bronislaw
Ugolik Jan
Ugolik Wincenty
Wolczek Antoni

Kanty Antoni
Murawski Wladyslaw
Ostapowicz Ildefons
Rutkowski Bernard
Szyperski Tadeusz

Jarzebowicz Mieczyslaw

Bobrukiewicz Jan
Bobrukiewicz Jozef
Bobrukiewicz Stefan
Dylnicki Piotr
Syperowicz Stanisław
Swiecicki Stanisław
Terlecki Bronislaw Boleslaw

Michniewicz Witold

Miezio Franciszek
Miezio Jozef

Zywna Bernard

Skrocki Bronislaw
Skrocki Juliusz

Czokajlo Antoni
Danowski Jozef
Fiecko Feliks
Fiodorowicz Waclaw
Holubowicz Stanisław
Korenkiewicz Lucjan


Dobrowolski Zygmunt
Duchinski Jan
Jaglowski Piotr
Kaminski Antoni
Malkowski Lucjan
Roszkowski Izydor
Roszkowski Stanisław
Rutkowski Stanisław
Siarkowski Witold
Siwicki Zygmunt
Szyszkiewicz Stanisław
Zukowski Konstanty

Barszczewski Waclaw
Krysiuk Czeslaw
Krysiuk Remigiusz
Krysiuk Stanisław
Sawicki Bronislaw
Sawicki Wladyslaw

Dyjak Jozefa
Karp Stanisław
Kondarcki Kazimierz
Mroziewski Witold
Surgont Stanisław
Szymkuc Antoni
Szyper Kazimierz
Wasilewski Wladyslaw
Zdunko Jan

Biziewski Jozef
Lisiewicz Czeslaw
Luto Aleksander
Malinowski Waclaw
Nowalski Stanisław

Bucko Konstanty
Haraburda Jozef
Hornowski Karol
Karp Stanisław
Krzywicki Jan
Kulik Jozef
Kuzmicki Leon
Szymanski Czeslaw
Szyper Jozef
Zysko Antoni

Milewski Jan

Martynko Edward
Statkiewicz Kazimierz

Kupinski Michal

Maslowski Franciszek

Gramacki Stanisław
Kuzmicki Stanisław

Koronkiewicz Lucjan
Warakomski Aleksander

Myszczynski Edward

Kalisz Waclaw
Kulak Jozef
Siedzik Kazimierz
Wnukowski Albin
Wnukowski Dominik

Bielenica Piotr (from Kalety in USSR)
Rozanski Romuald
Sienkiewicz Remigiusz

Andraka Marian
Rzepka Marian
Szmygiel Kazimierz
Szumski Ignacy
Szumski Zygmunt
Waszkiewicz Ildefons

Kondracki Zygmunt

Karpienia Stanisław
Olszewski Jozef
Toczko Aleksander

Lazarska Danuta
Lazarska Eugenia
Lazarska Wladyslawa
Sotaolewski Piotr
Warakomski Franciszek
Zareba Tadeusz
Zielinski Tadeusz
Zukowski Jan

Chomiczewski Stanisław
Doroszko Zofia
Lozowska Anna
Matuszewski Boleslaw

Miszkiel Franciszek

Myszczynski Witold

Brozio Jan

Giedrojc Dominik
Wasilewski Antoni
Wasilewski Boleslaw
Wasilewski Czeslaw
Wasilewski Stanisław

Kopanko Ignacy
Wnukowska Helena

Puczylowski Jozef

Czeszkiewicz Jozef

Bielecki Aleksander
Chrulski Bronislaw

Bujnowski Kazimierz
Januszko Bronislaw
Margiewicz Pawel
Nowik Aleksander
Prawdzik Jadwiga
Wojcik Boleslaw
Wyszynski Jan
Wyszynski Lucjan

Andrulewicz Witold

Luto Jozef
Miszkiel Edward
Miszkiel Janina
Wojtanis Mieczyslaw

Milanowski Konstanty

Gruszewski Wiktor

Krupinski Szymon
Luckiewicz Feliks
Makowski Konstanty (father)
Makowski Konstanty (son)
Przekopowski Jozef
Specjall Karol

Fabisiak (the forester)
Kochanowski Antoni
Kornacki Jan
Obuchowski Edward
Obuchowski Jan
Turowski Jozef

Rogalski Izydor

Bondzio Jan
Fiecko Feliks
Fiecko Stefan
Fiecko Walerian
Halicki Aleksander
Koncewicz Jan
Korenkiewicz Stefan
Michalowski Hilary
Nazarowski Wladyslaw

Bakuniewicz Jan
Chilinski Stefan
Jaworowski Zygmunt
Puczylowski Tadeusz
Tomkiewicz Bronislaw

Baranowski Franciszek
Golkowski Stefan
Jejer Henryk
Kazimierczyk Kazimierz

Puczylowski Jan

Ciemny Leon
Frackiewicz Boleslaw
Puczylowski Piotr
Rowinski Czeslaw

Omielan Waclaw
Stelmach Sylwester

Mullner Albin
Mullner Antoni
Mullner Boleslaw
Mullner Waclaw
Moroz Stanisław
Myszczynski Edmund
Myszczynski Mieczyslaw
Myszczynski Witold
Rapczynski Stanisław
Rupinski Jozef
Rupinski Witold
Siderewicz Stanisław

Andruszkiewicz (detained in Filipowo)
Dabrowski Franciszek
Dzienisiewicz Celina
Dzienisiewicz Wanda
Dzwilewski Jan
Gaglewski Tadeusz
Gumieniak Stanisława
Fietrolaj Tadeusz
Stankiewicz Piotr
Wojno Hanna

Chilicki Zygmunt
Chylicki Franciszek
Hoffman Stanisław
Szostynski Antoni
Wierzbicki Leon

Cichanowicz Piotr
Cuchanowicz Stanisław

Golicki Stanisław
Ulikowski Jozef

Wydra Waclaw

Stankiewicz Stanisław

Kalinowski Bronislaw Zynda Antoni

Debski Feliks
Romanowski Franciszek
Wolagiewicz Jadwiga

Stefanowski Lucjan
Stefanowski Wladyslaw

Szczytko Kazimierz
Zawistowski Jozef

Piktel Rajmund
Piktel Stanisław

Wasilewski Piotr

Bialous Stanisław

Luto Franciszek
Luto Hieronim
Luto Jozef

Cymon Jozef
Zabicki Stanisław

Radzewicz Jozef

Dabrowski Franciszek

Monument dedicated to the memory of the Augustow's Missing

Above: Monument dedicated to the memory of the "Augustów's Missing" erected in 1991. Photo Source: IPN

Recommended Further Reading

"Not Only Katyn" by Ireneusz Sewastianowicz and Stanisław Kulikowski

Chapter 1 - Before They Came
Chapter 2 - The Roundup Begins
Chapter 3 - Those Who Survived
Chapter 4 - Coincidence or Betrayal?
Chapter 5 - We Regret To Inform You
Chapter 6 - The Commotion Near Giby
Chapter 7 - We Will Not Be Silenced
Chapter 8 - Wrong Graves
Chapter 9 - Other Trails
Chapter 10 - The Missing
Chapter 11 - Notes and Bibliography

NKVD / NKGB Top-Secret Reports Concerning Augustow Roundup

August 21, 1945 Report from Abakumov to Beria
August 24, 1945 Report from Abakumov to Beria

Augustow Roundup In Polish Press

"Grom's" file found In Lubyanka
In Moscow's Service
Russia Refuses to Help




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