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In his 1980 Nobel Prize Lecture…

… Czeslaw Milosz remembers friends killed at Katyn:

Crimes against human rights, never confessed and never publicly denounced, are a poison which destroys the possibility of a friendship between nations. Anthologies of Polish poetry publish poems of my late friends – Wladyslaw Sebyla and Lech Piwowar, and give the date of their deaths: 1940. It is absurd not to be able to write how they perished, though everybody in Poland knows the truth: they shared the fate of several thousand Polish officers disarmed and interned by the then accomplices of Hitler, and they repose in a mass grave.

Margaret Soltan, April 10, 2010 3:21PM
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2 Responses to “In his 1980 Nobel Prize Lecture…”

  1. Bill Gleason Says:

    Maybe this is gauche, but there may be some people reading this who do not know about the Katyn massacre. For them, I’d suggest a quick read of:


    Condolences to Mr. UD and many other Polish patriots the world over.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Many thanks, Bill.

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