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English: Photo from 1943 exhumation of mass grave of polish officers killed by NKVD in Katyń Forest in 1940. Germans showing their findings to an international commission made up from POW officers from Great Britain, Canada and US.
Polski: Zdjęcie z 1943 roku z ekshumacji ciał polskich oficerów zamordowanych przez NKWD w Katyniu w 1940. Wyniki obdukcji udostępnione komisji złożonej z jeńców wojennych - oficerów z Anglii, Kanady i USA
Date 1943
  • "Zbrodnia katyńska w świetle dokumentów" with preface of Gen Władysław Anders 1946, many editions in Poland before 1994
  • Andrzej Leszek Szcześniak (1989) Katyń: Relacje, Wspomnienia, Publicystyka, Warsaw: Wydawnictwa ALFA ISBN 83-7001-296-5
Author unknown, probably Polish Red Cross delegation
  • Published 1943 as picture 23 (23. Einer Kommission kriegsgefangener britischer Offiziere werden die Ergebnisse der Obduktion zugänglich gemacht) on page 296 of: "Amtliches Material zum Massenmord von KATYN", Im Auftrage des Auswärtigen Amtes auf Grund urkundlichen Beweismaterials zusammengestellt, bearbeitet und herausgegeben von der Deutschen Informationsstelle, Zentralverlag der NSDAP. Franz Eher Nachf. GmbH., Berlin 1943


Public domain This image is in the public domain because according to the Art. 3 of copyright law of March 29, 1926 of the Republic of Poland and Art. 2 of copyright law of July 10, 1952 of the People's Republic of Poland, all photographs by Polish photographers (or published for the first time in Poland or simultaneously in Poland and abroad) published without a clear copyright notice before the law was changed on May 23, 1994 are assumed public domain in Poland.

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