The Wola Massacre took place between August 5 and 12, 1944. It was the systematic killing of around 40,000-50,000 people by German troops during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
During this massacre, polish civilians and captured resistance fighters were executed in Wola which is a district of Warsaw, Poland. The German’s goal was to destroy any wills and hopes of the Polish resistance fighters in order to end the Warsaw Uprising. Even if not everyone agrees, recent studies suggested that total number of the victims could be around 100,000.
Brutal. Cruel. Evil.
Well, during the Warsaw Uprising the Germans were affected in many ways. You name them. However, the Germans were unable to stabilize the uprising so they did things a little bit differently. So, the Germans started looking in every single house and started to shoot inhabitants. Many of them were instantly killed, but also some of them were tortured and sexually abused.
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The worst part is that most of the victims were children, women and elders. Also during the Wola Massacre three hospitals were burned with the patients still inside. You might thing that you read is enough, but if you have strong bowels, keep reading.
The nurses and the doctors from the hospitals were hanged. When the Germans tried to move from one place to another, they used woman as human shields. Despite that the massacre ended on August 12, the shootings and killings in Warsaw ended around September.
The responsible ones for this brutal and evil way to “educate” the “anarchists” were Heinz Reinefarth and Oskar Dirlewanger. Dirlewanger was arrested on June, 1945 by the French while he was trying to escape. He was dressed in civilians and false documents indicating a false name. He died in one week after he was captured and sent in a French prison camp.
The unjust thing was that after the war, no German soldier or leader involved in the Wola Massacre wasn’t held responsible for his actions.