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Encyclopedia > Koniuchy massacre

The Kaniūkai massacre is a massacre that took place during the World War II in lithuanian village of Kaniūkai (Koniuchy in polish), in the Šalčininkai region of Lithuania. On January 29, 1944, Kaniūkai was attacked by Soviet partisan units under the command of the Central Partisan Command in Moscow.The raid was carried out by 120-150 partisans from various units, which included 50 Jewish partisans from the Kovno Ghetto and the Vilna Ghetto. Previously the partisans had often commandeered by force, various supplies including food, clothes and cattle from the village. Due to these earlier raids and thefts, a small self defence unit was created in the village. The word massacre has a number of meanings, but most commonly refers to individual events of deliberate and direct mass killing, especially of noncombatant civilians or other innocents, that would often qualify as war crimes or atrocities. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II, also, The... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Belorussian guerrillas liquidated, injured and took prisoner some 1. ... The Kovno Ghetto (also called the Kaunas Ghetto) was a ghetto established by Nazi Germany to hold the Jews of the Lithuanian town of Kovno during the Holocaust. ... The Vilna Ghetto was a Jewish ghetto in Vilnius, Lithuania. ...


The village was not fortified, and the villagers were armed with only a few rifles. The village had 42 households and about 200 inhabitants. A total of 35 men, women and children were massacred, 15 injured (one of them died later), and 36 households destroyed. The attack was carried out by Jewish and mixed Russian-Polish partisan units. A rifle is a firearm that uses a spiral groove cut into the barrel to spin a projectile (usually a bullet), thus improving accuracy and range of the projectile. ...


After the attack a message was sent from Genrikas Zimanas (Henrich Ziman), head of the South Partisan Brigade to the Communist Antanas Sniečkus, Head of the Lithuanian Headquarters of the Partisan Movement: "on January 29th, the joint unit of Vilnius platoons, "Death to the invaders" platoon, "Margiris" platoon and the special group of General Headquarters completely burned down the most ardent and self-defensive village of the Eišiškės region - Kaniūkai". Antanas Sniečkus (07 January 1903 (O.S. 25 December 1902)) in Bublelai village - 22 January 1974 in Druskininkai) was First Secretary of the Lithuanian Communist Party [LKP] between 08. ...


There are controversies about the interpretation of the significance of the Kaniūkai massacre. Many Russian sources try to undermine the significance of the crime indicating that during World War II, thousands of villages in Russia and other Eastern European countries were burned to the ground and their inhabitants slaughtered, so there is no reason to pay a particular attention to this particular crime. In Lithuania and Poland, the Kaniūkai (Koniuchy) massacre is treated as one of the many examples of communist crimes against humanity. Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II, also, The... Eastern Europe is, by convention, a region defined geographically as that part of Europe covering the eastern part of the continent. ...


In May 2004 there was a monument raised in Kaniūkai, with 34 names of killed persons.


See also

The Massacre in Jedwabne or Jedwabne Pogrom was an event in July 1941, during World War II where a significant part of (or most of, according to J. T. Gross) the Jewish population of the Polish village of Jedwabne was massacred, many of them burned alive, by their non-Jewish...

References

  • Report from IPN on Poland
  • Operations Diary Operations Diary of a Jewish Partisan Unit in Rudniki Forest.
  • Lazar, Chaim. Destruction and Resistance. Shengold Publishers, New York, 1985.
  • Information on the Investigation in the Case of Crime Committed in Koniuchy by IPN

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