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Current developments in the Augustów Roundup investigation

Current developments in the Augustów Roundup investigation

On 28 October 2014, the Central Military Archives (Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe, CAW) in Warsaw-Rembertów is going to provide Public Prosecutor Zbigniew Kulikowski with aerial photographs located in the course of a research query concerning the investigation into the crimes of the so-called Augustów Roundup in July 1945…


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2014-10-27

Cooperation with the Soviets

In the early days of communist Poland, operations against the Polish guerrilla movement were conducted by joint forces of the Security Office (Urząd Bezpieczeństwa, UB), Citizens’ Militia (Milicja Obywatelska, MO), Red Army units and the Soviet military counterintelligence service SMERSH. Soviet instructors, the so-called sovetniks, played a key role in anti-guerrilla activity. In the District Office of Public Security (Powiatowy Urząd Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego, PUBP) in Augustów they were: Major Vasilenko, Captain Voloshenko and Captain Pyotr Vekshin, and in the Suwałki office: Major Baranov and Captain Ivan Poltoratsky.

Pracownicy PUPB Augustów i sowieci

Fot. Officers of the District Office of Public Security (Powiatowy Urząd Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego, PUBP) in Augustów and Soviet instructors. Sitting (from the left): secretary of the Military Commander of Augustów (name unknown), Major Vasilenko, Captain Vekshin; standing (from the left): Mirosław Milewski, Ryszard Caban, Jan Szostak, Aleksander Kuczyński (photograph taken on 9 May 1945 in Augustów).

Pracownicy PUPB Augustów i sowieci

Fot. Officers of the District Office of Public Security (Powiatowy Urząd Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego, PUBP) in Augustów and Soviet instructors.

Documents: Coded wire (12.07.1945)

  • telefonogram-tlumaczony1.pdf downloadScan of Polish translation of a coded wire (12.07.1945)
  • telefonogram-z-12-vii-19451.pdf downloadScan of a coded wire (12.07.1945)

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