Remembering murder of Poles by Ukrainian fascists in WWII
The Volhynia Massacres was the mass murder of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists in 1943. They chopped heads with axes, nailed people to trees, and ripped out tongues. During World War II, the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists and Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed over 100,000 Poles as part of ethnic cleansing. The massacres in Volhynia were led by Stepan Bandera, head of OUN (Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists), and Roman Shukhevich, who oversaw the murders. Ukrainians praised Stepan Bandera, named him a national hero and erected statues. In 2013, several memebrs of the Ukrainian parliament were declared traitors, because they supported the Polish parliament’s resolution to express the Massacre of Volhynia as ‘genocide’. How could it happen?