Edition: Lublin 2017
Citation method: B. Bojaryn-Kazberuk, Obława augustowska – egzemplifikacja traumy wschodniej – na podstawie relacji rodzin ofiar zebranych w latach osiemdziesiątych XX wieku, „Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej”, 15 (2017), z. 1, s. 113-138.
Two months after WW2, in July 1945, the Soviets conducted the biggest military operation against Polish underground resistance – the Augustów Roundup. In districts of north-eastern Poland and parts of Lithuania and Belarus, the Soviet soldiers arrested over 7,000 people. At least 592 of them were murdered and until today it isn’t known where were concealed. This traumatic experience was the ultimate situation for many families of the Roundup victims. During Communist domination, they could not talk about their loss nor express their grief. They lived in terror. Being silent about this extorted by communists crime against humanity prolonged the trauma. We can hear it clearly in victim’s families stories 40 years after this tragic occurrence. It is example of eastern trauma caused by the Communist crimes.