Execution of Polish POWs near Ciepielow in September 1939

Execution of Polish prisoners of war

Execution of Polish prisoners of war near Ciepielow in September 1939. Some of the 300 Polish POWs who were executed here by firing squad are visible. In the background is a Wehrmacht soldier who participated. Ciepielow, Radom, Poland, September 1939. 


  • Instytut Pamieci Narodowej

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