Kazimierz Sakowicz

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Kazimierz Sakowicz (1899-1944) was a Polish journalist. A witness to the prolonged Ponary massacre, he chronicled much of it in his diary, which became one of the best known testaments to that atrocity of the Second World War, in which about 100 000 Jews, Poles and Russians were murdered by Germans and Lithuanian collaborators. An editor of Przegląd Gospodarczy (Economic Review) journal in Wilno, Sakowicz moved to the Ponary district during the German occupation and chronicled events from July 11, 1941, to October 25, 1943. He was an officer of the pre-war Polish army[citation needed], and possibly a member of the Polish resistance. He died during the 1944 nationwide uprising against the Nazis, Operation Tempest.[1] His grave is located in the Rossa Cemetery in Vilnius, among graves of the fallen soldiers of the Polish underground (Armia Krajowa).[2] Cemetery Name Rasų kapinės, Vilnius, Lithuania


  1. ^ Tadeusz Piotrowski, Poland's Holocaust, McFarland & Company, 1997, ISBN 0-7864-0371-3, p.171
  2. ^ Ponary Diary, 1941-1943: A Bystander's Account of a Mass Murder By Kazimierz Sakowicz, Yitzhak Arad. Yale University Press, 2005 Foreword, p.x-xi

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