The Augustów Roundup of July 1945

Accounts of the Brutal Soviet Repression of Polish Resistance

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About the Book

Remnants of the Polish Home Army re-formed to counter brutal Soviet repressions. In July 1945, more than 7,000 HA freedom fighters were arrested in the northeastern Augustów region and held in barns, pigsties and warehouses where they were beaten and tortured. Two thousand of them were never seen again—their whereabouts remain a mystery. Seventy-five years later, their relatives still search for answers and the location of their mass burial. This book examines the fateful events of the Augustów Roundup (a.k.a. “little Katyn”) through eyewitness testimonies.

About the Author(s)

Teresa Kaczorowska is a Polish journalist, scholar, novelist, president of the Cultural Journalism Club at the Polish Journalists Association in Warsaw and president of the Mazovia Writers Association. She lives in Ciechanów, Poland.
Halina Koralewski is a translator and activist for Polish causes in the United States. She is the associate producer of the Flavor of Poland Series 2 on PBS, board member of the Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee and the Polish American Congress Long Island (NY) Division. She lives in Floral Park, New York.
Bożena U. Zaremba is a Polish-American translator, editor, writer, and interviewer for international musicians, writers, and artists. She serves as an editor of Chopin Society of Atlanta’s newsletter, Chopin Notes, and as project manager for the Jan Karski Educational Foundation. She lives in Jupiter, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Teresa Kaczorowska
Translated by Halina Koralewski. Edited by Bożena U. Zaremba
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 60 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8904-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4684-8
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“The painstaking research that stands behind The Augustów Roundup of July 1945 deepens our knowledge of Soviet crimes against humanity, personally ordered by Jozef Stalin and then administered by the Soviet oppression apparatus. The heart-wrenching testimonies of the survivors and victims’ relatives are a chilling reminder that mass murder was practiced in the U.S.S.R. on a shockingly large scale, and that countless victims disappeared without a trace. While few Americans know about this horrible crime, more should, certainly in light of Russian butchery in Ukraine. This highly readable book could not be more timely.”—Allen Paul, author, Katyn: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth