An English-language version of the film “Blood on the pavement. Grodno 1939” about the defense of Grodno (now in Belarus) against the Soviets in September 1939, was created.
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A shocking document has been found in Belarus. Itâ€™s a note drawn up by Alexander Voloshin, the Deputy Chairman of the personnel department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Belarus, concerning the unlawful execution of Polish prisoners of war after the taking of the city of Grodno by the Red Army in September 1939. The punishment for this crime was two weeks imprisonment for the perpetrators.
Document signed by Alexandr Voloshyn, courtesy of A. Poczobut
In the deliberations of Polish historians and journalists, the topic of Grodno in September 1939 and the lonely struggle of its inhabitants against the Soviet invasion returns every year. This is because it was the longest defensive fight during the aggression of the Red Army against Poland.
Parade of the 81st Regiment of King Stefan Batoryâ€™s Grodno Riflemen