"The Katyn Forest Massacre: The Crime, the Coverup, the Historical Legacy" Audio Recording

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The UWM Libraries hosted a panel discussion, “The Katyn Forest Massacre: The Crime, the Coverup, the Historical Legacy,” on November 9 in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library.

Participants were Douglas W. Jacobson, author of The Katyn Order: A Novel; Michael Mikos, Professor, UWM Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature; Neal Pease, Professor, UWM Dept. of History; and Donald Pienkos, Professor Emeritus, UWM Dept. of Political Science.

The discussion was in conjunction with a national traveling photographic exhibition, “Katyn: Massacre, Politics, Morality,” on display November 7-27, 2011 in the 1st floor east wing of the Library.

The exhibit recounted the execution of 21,857 Polish troops and civilians in the Katyn Forest by the Soviet KGB during World War II, and the decades-long suppression of the truth about the atrocity.

Created by Poland's Council for the Protection of the Memory of Struggle and Martyrdom, the exhibit debuted in May 2010 in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. and traveled to the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and the Buffalo NY Public Library.

At UWM the exhibit was sponsored by the UWM Libraries, the Wisconsin State Division of the Polish American Congress, and Douglas Jacobson.