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ECEC: After the war: A Bloody Night in Kepno and the Polish Secret Police

Location 
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Date

February 28, 2013
6:00pm to 7:30pm

"After the war: A Bloody Night in Kepno and the Polish Secret Police", based on a book by Dr Malgorzata Pospiech.

 

With a brief introduction by John S. Micgiel.

 

 

In October 1945 the Polish Home Army shot and killed the Secret Police (UB) Chief in Kepno.  In revenge, the UB shot eight people without trial.  The knowledge of this and many other similar crimes were covered up for many years. The Polish Peasant Party (PSL) investigated the matter and parliamentary deputy Nadobny presented the matter in the Polish parliament in the presence of President Bierut.  Nadobny was soon arrested and sentenced to 13 years in prison for espionage.

 

In November 1945 the underground group “Otto” attacked UB headquarters, killing seven people, including a woman and two small children.  Twelve tears later, after the Thaw, an investigation began with Dr. Pospiech’s father being the main witness for the prosecution.

Contact 

For more information about this event:

John Micgiel
jsm6@columbia.edu
212-854-4008