Monday, April 12, 2010

Katyn - Polish Pearl Harbor

This post not going to be about tragic plane crash of Polish President's Tu-154. Media all over the world already covered it better than I could. I am going to write exactly about media coverage and exposure it brought to Katyn Massacre. I find it very ironic that President Lech Kaczynski tried to hard to make world aware of this tragic historic event which took place 70 years ago. I would not say that his efforts were very successful until he died in the same place in another tragic event. Now whole world knows that he was flying there to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. I guess not many people outside of Eastern Europe knew about mass murder of 20,000 people done by Soviets who invaded Poland in 1939 together win Germans. Some people in Poland start saying Katyn is cursed place for Poles but it's no longer hidden. It's just sad that only another tragedy could bring it to world's attention.


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