POLISH HISTORY CHANNEL ILLUSTRATED THE GENOCIDE OF POLES BY AN ARCHIVE PHOTO OF MASS MURDER OF UKRAINIANS
This year, on the 11th of July, Poland first officially comemorated the "victims of the genocide of citizens of the Second Rzeczpospolita," in which the Polish historians blame Ukrainian nationalists.
On this occasion, the Polish Historia TV channel posted on its Facebook profile a photo dated 1945, which reflects tragic events of that distant times. However, there is a single remark should be made - it turns out that those tortured people on the photo are Ukrainians, killed by Polish partisans. This, in particular, was reported by the Gazeta Vyborcha.
More precisely - the archive photo shows us consequences of the attack on the Ukrainian village of Verkhovyna, the Krasnostavsky district of the Lublin Voivodship, committed on June 6, 1945 by the Polish Narodowe Sily Zbrojne militiant unit.
According to the data of Polish historians, 194 people died on that day, among them 45 men, the rest - women and children. In addition, the attackers took away clothes, linen, shoes, agricultural implements and livestock belonging to the people of Verkhovyna.
The detachment was leaded by Mechislav Pazdersky and Stanislav Sekula.
According to Soviet data, 240 Ukrainians died in Verkhovyna: "We can find similar reports in the Soviet reports in the WW2 archives: "... on the 6th June 1945, the AK unit, led by 'Sokol' attacked and destroyed the enterie Ukrainian population of the village of Verkhovyna, Krasnostavsky district, bordering on the Helm district; All the residents have been killed, including old people and children... (Central State Archives of Public Associations of Ukraine, F. 1. - Op. 23. - Ref. 4356. - Arch. 113 142)."
As the Polish historian Grzegorz Motyka suggested that the reason for the attack was the desire of the NSZ Polish military organisation leadership to violate the truce between the UPA and the Wolność i Niezawisłość Polish anti-Communist movement.
Noticeable, that the post has been removed from the Historia's main FB page. What's really alarming, this particular situation seems quite similar to those manipulative tricks with twisted historian facts, the Russian propagandists has been using widely during last years in their campaign against Ukraine. Also worth noting, the post was made according to the "post-truth" principles, which also quite in line with the Kremlin propaganda tactics.