Stara Huta, Volyn Oblast
Between the wars, the village was located in the Second Polish Republic, in the Kostopol County, Volhynia Voivodeship. Up till the Nazi German and Soviet invasions of Poland in September 1939 it was known as Stara Huta. During World War II, the village was the site of Polish and Jewish mass murders between 1942 and 1945, perpetrated by local Ukrainian peasants and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
The village endured two raids. The first, took place on the night of March 4, 1944. Almost all farmhouses numbering at around 200 were set on fire and burned down. Around 25-30 were saved partially. In the mass killing at least 30 to 35 villagers were killed.
The second pacification operation took place on February 28, 1945 and this time, the Ukrainians killed all Poles they encountered, including infants and seniors. At that time, the village was destroyed completely and the remaining inhabitants murdered. Among the murdered, were four female members of the Biernacki family, as males had been previously killed on March 4, 1944. A local Roman Catholic church, had also been razed. The Ukrainians were led by Pavlo Kirychuk, a member of the OUN(B), who himself was later shot by the UIA for desertion.
- (Polish) Władysław Siemaszko, Ewa Siemaszko (2000). Ludobójstwo dokonane przez nacjonalistów ukraińskich na ludności polskiej Wołynia 1939–1945. Warszawa. ISBN 83-87689-34-3.
- Tadeusz Piotrowski, Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn, page 165
- (Polish) Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski,Anihilation of Korosciatyn
- (Polish) Janusz Stankiewicz, Huta Stara 2007
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