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

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219

"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. Pospiechs father being the main witness for the prosecution.