Gniezdowo

The Polish Military Cemetery in Katyn opened on 28 July 2000 is located in Gniezdowo, a small village in Smolensk region. Here were the bodies of about 4421 officers of the Polish Army killed by NKVD found. The cemetery was founded in March 1995 after signing the agreement with the Russian government. There is also a train station - it is the trains the soldiers were transported into Russia with, and killed. The area of the cemetery is about 1,4 hectare, containing six collective and two individual graves.


"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."
   by Napoleon Bonaparte


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