On September 1st Poland presented A REPORT ON THE LOSSES SUFFERED BY POLAND AS A RESULT OF GERMAN AGGRESSION AND OCCUPATION DURING WORLD WAR II, 1939-1945. The Report consists of three volumes: Volume A - A collection of studies; Volume B - Photographic documentary; Volume C - List of atrocity sites. The download will start automatically.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Home Army Aniversary

While we celebrate Valentine's Day please remember that 70 years ago, on February 14th 1942, Polish underground army, Home Army (Armia Krajowa - AK) was created. It absorbed nearly 200 different underground forces with membership of 400,000 - 600,000 people. Assuming the number of 400,000 members AK was one of three largest underground resistance movements in Europe. Its casualties, during the war, are estimated to be around 100,000. After the war the casualties are estimated to be at 20,000 (executed or murdered) due to communist repressions. Nearly 50,000 were sent to Soviet Gulags.

In 1956 an amnesty released 35,000 former AK soldiers from prisons.

Above numbers make AK (Home Army) one of the largest underground movements of the WWII and most oppressed after the war.