Glinciszki massacre

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Glinciszki massacre refers to a mass murder that occurred on 20 June 1944 in the village of Glitiškės (Polish: Glinciszki). In the massacre, thirty-seven mostly Polish villagers including women and children were killed by Nazi subordinated Lithuanian Security Police retaliating for the death of four policemen (from the 258th Police battalion)[1] that occurred during a fight with element of the 5th Brigade of the Polish resistance of Armia Krajowa earlier that day.[2]

The commander of the company of the 258th battalion ordered 10 villagers to be killed for every Lithuanian casualty in his unit.[2] He was arrested by the Germans, because one of the victims was employed by the German administration.[1] After a trial he was executed by the German authorities.[3]

The massacre triggered an act of revenge by Polish partisans against Lithuanian policemen and civilians in Dubingiai (20 to 27 Lithuanian civilians would perish).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Polish) Henryk Piskunowicz, Działalnośc zbrojna Armi Krajowej na Wileńszczyśnie w latach 1942-1944 in Zygmunt Boradyn; Andrzej Chmielarz; Henryk Piskunowicz (1997). Tomasz Strzembosz, ed. Armia Krajowa na Nowogródczyźnie i Wileńszczyźnie (1941-1945). Warsaw: Institute of Political Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences. pp. 40–45. ISBN 83-907168-0-3. 
  2. ^ a b Tadeusz Piotrowski, Poland's Holocaust, McFarland & Company, 1997, ISBN 0-7864-0371-3. Google Print, p.168, p.169
  3. ^ (Lithuanian) Kazimieras Garšva. Armija krajova ir Vietinė rinktinė Lietuvoje (Armia Krajowa and Local Lithuanian Detachment in Lithuania), "XXI amžius", No.61 (1264), 2004
  4. ^ (Polish) Gazeta Wyborcza, 2001-02-14, Litewska prokuratura przesłuchuje weteranów AK (Lithuanian prosecutor questioning AK veterans), last accessed on 7 June 2006

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