List of massacres in Poland

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in both historic and modern day areas of Poland (numbers may be approximate):

Name Date Location Perpetrators Deaths Notes
Gdańsk massacre 13 November 1308 Gdańsk (Danzig)
Teutonic Knights
60-1,000 Polish civilians
Massacre of Uman June 20-21, 1768 Uman Cossacks (Ukrainians) up to 20000 Poles and Jews people killed
Massacre of Praga November 4, 1794 Praga, Warsaw Russian Empire 6,000 Polish people killed or wounded
Białystok pogrom June 14–16, 1906 Białystok Black Hundreds

Russian soldiers

81-88 Jews
Intelligenzaktion September 1939-Spring 1942 Poland Nazi Germany up to 100,000 Polish people, mostly intellectuals
Bloody Sunday September 3-4, 1939 Bydgoszcz (German: Bromberg) Nazi Germany 254 People from Bromberg
Częstochowa massacre
(Bloody Monday)
September 4, 1939 Częstochowa Nazi Germany 88-200 killed
Massacre in Ciepielów September 8, 1939 Ciepielów Nazi Germany Around 300 killed
Mogilno massacre September 18, 1939 Mogilno Mogilno Germans minority 40 Polish (1 Jewish descent)
Valley of Death (Bydgoszcz)
October - November, 1939 Bydgoszcz Nazi Germany 1200-1400
Wawer massacre December 26-27, 1939 Wawer Nazi Germany 107 7 shot but survived
Palmiry massacre December 1939–June 1941 Palmiry  Nazi Germany 1,700 Poles and Jews
Katyn Forest massacre
April and May 1940 Katyn Forest Soviet Union 22,000 Polish killed, most of them officers 21,857 confirmed by Soviet documents, about 440 of the prospective victims escaped the shootings. After intense research, today most of the victims are known name by name.
NKVD prisoner massacres in Poland June-November 1941 Eastern Poland Soviet Union 20,000-30,000
Szczuczyn pogrom 25-28 June, 1941 Szczuczyn Polish nationalists 300 Jews Pogrom halted after intervention by German army in favor of the Jews. Additional 100 Jews killed in July by Poles. The Jews were subsequently murdered by the Germans.
Lviv pogroms June 1941 - July 1941 Lviv local crowds, Ukrainian nationalists, Germans 6,000 Jews
Radziłów pogrom 7-9 July, 1941 Radziłów Poles 600-2000 Jews
Jedwabne pogrom 10 July, 1941 Jedwabne Poles (German military police was present, but did not intervene) 340-1600 Jews
Massacre of Lviv professors
July 1941 Lviv Nazi Germany 45 Polish professors
Naliboki massacre May 8, 1943 Nalibaki, modern-day Belarus (then Eastern Poland) Soviet NKVD and Jewish partisans 129 (including one child)
Warsaw Ghetto massacre 1943 Warsaw ghetto, Warsaw Nazi Germany 13,000 Jews 6,000 Jews burnt to death by German forces.
Ochota massacre August 1944 Ochota, Warsaw Nazi Germany 10,000 Polish civilians Including gang rape, looting and arson.
Szczurowa massacre August 3, 1943 Szczurowa Nazi Germany 93 Romanis
Koniuchy massacre January 29, 1944 Kaniūkai, modern-day Lithuania (then Eastern Poland) Soviet NKVD and Jewish partisans 30-40 Poles
Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia
(Volhynian slaughter)
1943-1944 Volhynia Ukrainian Insurgent Army about 91,000 (+/- 15,000) mostly Polish people by far most of the victimes were Poles, but also Ukrainians and people of ethnic minorities were killed
Huta Pieniacka massacre February 28, 1944 Huta Pieniacka Ukrainian nationalists 500[1]-1,200[2]
Wola massacre August 5-12, 1944 Wola, Warsaw Nazi Germany 40,000-50,000 Poles about 30,000 killed during the first three days
Pawłokoma massacre March 3, 1945 Pawłokoma Poles 150-366 Ukrainians
Przyszowice massacre January 26-28, 1945 Przyszowice Soviet Union 54-69
Kielce pogrom July 4, 1946 Kielce Poles 38-42 Jews


|- |Naliboki massacre |May 8, 1943 |Nalibaki, modern-day Belarus (then Eastern Poland) | Soviet Union |129 (including one child) |-

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