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Wiśniowiec massacres

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Wiśniowiec massacres
Monument in memory of the Polish victims of Volhynian massacre including Wiśniowiec Nowy and Wiśniowiec Stary, Warsaw
LocationWiśniowiec, German-occupied Poland, present-day Ukraine
MotiveAnti-Catholicism, Anti-Polish sentiment, Greater Ukraine, Ukrainisation
ParticipantsUkrainian Insurgent Army,  SB OUN
Deathsc. 490

Wiśniowiec massacres (of Poles). In the monastery of Discalced Carmelites and in the city Wiśniowiec (Vyshnivets) in February 1944 an armed group of the OUN massacred 300 Poles who had sought refuge there.[1] Most people were hiding in the monastery and in the abandoned Vyshnivets Palace. At the same time in the village Wiśniowiec Stary take place another massacre where 138 Poles were killed by UPA.[2]

See also

Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia


  1. ^ Władysław Siemaszko, Ewa Siemaszko; Ludobójstwo dokonane przez nacjonalistów ukraińskich na ludności polskiej Wołynia 1939–1945, Warszawa 2000 , Wydawnictwo "von Borowiecky"; ISBN 83-87689-34-3, s.473
  2. ^ Grzegorz Motyka, Ukraińska partyzantka 1942–1960, Warszawa 2006 Wyd. Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN, Oficyna Wydawnicza "Rytm", ISBN 83-88490-58-3 (ISP PAN), ISBN 83-7399-163-8(Rytm), ISBN 978-83-88490-58-3, s.356

Coordinates: 49°54′00″N 25°44′00″E / 49.9000°N 25.7333°E / 49.9000; 25.7333

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