Gesher Galicia Research Documents

Probuzna :
Extraordinary State Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Committed by the German-Fascist Invaders on Soviet Territory

Following the end of World War II, the Soviet Union embarked upon what was intended to be a comprehensive review of war crimes taking place within its territory during the period of German occupation, 1941-1944. The full name of the Commission of Inquiry was the “Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate and Establish War Crimes of the German-Fascist Invaders”. The lists were originally compiled from interrogations, the testimony of neighbors, witnesses, and evidence at trials relating to Nazi actions at particular locations.

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