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 (ref. S 69/01/Zk), conducted by the Branch Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation (Oddziałowa Komisja Ścigania Zbrodni przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu) at the Białystok Branch of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN).
The Commission is currently conducting enquiries aiming to establish whether the victims could have been buried in Kalety or Lida, locations on the territory of today’s Belarus.
Genetic material from the families of the victims is being collected for reference. Among those willing to provide their DNA samples are people from all over the country, which indicates that information about the action has been effective.