Red Army Massacre - Jankowski thru Juraszxzyk

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    My shot below is just a portion of the name plates for the unmarked jumbled bones found in the mass graves.

    When I was in Kharkov, Ukraine, my host drove me up to the Russian border where we visited these mass graves. It was very eerie. This is the site of the Katyn Massacre, where the Red Army executed over 20,000 Polish prisoners, many of whom were senior officers in the military that were captured in 1939.

    Those who died at Katyn included an admiral, two generals, 24 colonels, 79 lieutenant colonels, 258 majors, 654 captains, 17 naval captains, 3,420 NCOs, seven chaplains, three landowners, a prince, 43 officials, 85 privates, and 131 refugees. Also among the dead were 20 university professors (including Stefan Kaczmarz); 300 physicians; several hundred lawyers, engineers, and teachers; and more than 100 writers and journalists as well as about 200 pilots. In all, the NKVD executed almost half the Polish officer corps.[1] Altogether, during the massacre the NKVD murdered 14 Polish generals. I got this information (and you can get more) at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

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    1. lumi ® 84 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DreamWorld: Amazing photos inside, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    2. mtlockca 84 months ago | reply

      looks very flat, it's like the depth of the image has been neutralized. The grass seems to pop out more in some areas than the tiles which are closer.

    3. wentao_yin12 84 months ago | reply

      shocking.

      peace with them.

    4. SkyShaper 84 months ago | reply

      Most excellent composition

    5. iam4ranny 84 months ago | reply

      Indeed a somber site..you shot it beautifully.

    6. carolOnline 84 months ago | reply

      Thx for the history along w/ this shot. There were 4 Polish refugees in various positions at the college I attended in GA. Oldest people on the staff (but when you're 17 almost everyone seems very old.) They never volunteered any info on their own personal histories and I never thought to ask. But I DID learn to speak French w/ Polish accent! Wish now I had learned the more important things they could've taught me.

    7. Jeremy-G 84 months ago | reply

      wonderful DOF and colours!

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    8. victor_nuno 84 months ago | reply

      Besides that it is a nice photograph, I feel shivers down my spike. Both when reading your text, and even as I am writing right now.

      One of the things that is more suprising of this photograph is the contrast between the nice colors that appear here (and they are!), and the story and reality behind it.

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    9. CD' 84 months ago | reply

      Wow, thank you for sharing this experience ~

    10. Terri.Flickr.Chic [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

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    11. mliebenberg 84 months ago | reply

      Interesting story to got with the picture Trey!
      Have a great weekend bud!

    12. elpianoman 84 months ago | reply

      Your shot captures the eerieness of the place. Very sad but good capture.

    13. beforethecoffee 84 months ago | reply

      So sad but a great pic that captures the essence of the subject.

    14. EyeSpyPittsburgh 84 months ago | reply

      It probably swells Castro and Hugo Chavez with pride.

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      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cemetery Smentarz, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. [deleted by administrator] 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called POLISH: related with Poland but not in Poland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. cevatzade / www.cevatzade.com [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called www.flickr.com/groups/1330775@N23/, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. Petushok 49 months ago | reply

      NKVD is not Red Army

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