Pańska Dolina

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The self-defense centres in the Volhynia Voivodship in 1943

Pańska Dolina was a village in Gmina Młynów, Dubno County in Wołyń Voivodeship (1921–1939), before the Nazi German and Soviet invasions of Poland in September 1939.

The village was one of several points of Polish defence against the OUN-UPA murderous raids during the wave of massacres of Poles in Volhynia between 1942 and 1945. The Polish self-defence unit represented mostly by Armia Krajowa managed to hold their position there till the arrival of the Red Army in 1944. The village offered protection to Polish and Jewish escapees from the area, provided food and shelter, and organised counter-attacks against the UPA attackers.

The list of villages from the area that managed to defend themselves successfully against the genocide being committed by the Ukrainians include: Pańska Dolina, Zaturce, Huta Stara, Zasmyki, Dąbrowa, Dederkały, Rybcza, Jagodzin-Rymacze, Przebraże, Rożyszcze, Antonówka Szepelska, Bielm-Spaszczyzna, Witoldówka, Ostróg; as well as Młynów, Kurdybań Warkowicki, Lubomirka, Klewań, Rokitno, Budki Snowidowickie, and Osty.

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