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Katyn: The Story Hollywood Won't Tell

May 1, 2016


(from Jan 24,2009)

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

"Defiance", yet another movie about Jewish victimhood and heroism opened in 1800 US theatres last week.

This story of Jewish partisans fighting Nazis adds to a growing Holocaust film genre that includes Sophie's Choice, Shindler's List and The Pianist.

But one incredible Jewish story of genocide continues to elude Hollywood. This is the execution of 20,000 Polish  Officer POW's, (devout Roman Catholics who represented much of the Polish elite) by the Bolshevik Jewish-led NKVD in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Why has Hollywood ignored this story? My opinion is that, with six degrees of separation, Hollywood, (and indeed America) is ultimately run by the spiritual descendants of these murderers.

Thus we are brainwashed to ignore genocides that don't fit the Nazi-Jew paradigm. Movies are essential to this programming. Part of an ongoing psychological war on the Christian European majority, we are made to identify with minorities. If we object, we are counted as Nazis. I will expand later when I briefly review Hollywood's current fare.

Andrej Wajda, 82, Poland's most celebrated film director, lost his father at Katyn. In 2008, Wajda made a movie about this genocide and its effect on the victims' families. Financed by Polish TV, the film, "Katyn," was a major artistic and commercial success in Poland. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2008, but still has not found wide distribution outside Poland.

It didn't win the Oscar. The award went to a Jewish Holocaust movie, "The Counterfeiters," a "true story" from Germany. It described the moral dilemma faced by a Jewish master-counterfeiter forced to forge British and US currency. ("Should I sabotage this process?") I saw this movie. It is an enjoyable piece of propaganda which helps the audience identify with Jews. In real life, I doubt if the hero had any such moral qualms. Even in the film, he filled his own pockets.


Here is the trailer for "Katyn". I haven't seen the movie but I did stumble across information that illustrates why this is the stuff of which epics are made.

First, some background from Wikipedia: "Since Poland's conscription system required every nonexempt university graduate to become a reserve officer, the Soviets were able to round up much of the Polish intelligentsia. Those who died at Katyn included an admiral, two generals, 24 colonels, 79 lieutenant colonels, 258 majors, 654 captains, 17 naval captains, 3,420 NCOs, seven chaplains, three landowners, a prince, 43 officials, 85 privates, and 131 refugees. Also among the dead were 20 university professors; 300 physicians; several hundred lawyers, engineers, and teachers; and more than 100 writers and journalists as well as about 200 pilots. In all, the NKVD executed almost half the Polish officer corps."

In 1945, Maurice Shainberg was the Assistant to KGB Col. Grigory Zaitzev who was the Commandant of the main Katyn work camp. In his book, "Breaking from the KGB," (1986) Shainberg, a Polish Jew, tells how he discovered Zaitzev's Katyn diary in the safe. Shainberg had misgivings about Communism and identified with his fellow Poles. He took great personal risks to copy sections of the diary. The Zaitzev Diary was dynamite because the Soviets always claimed the Nazis had committed the war crime.

The diary appears authentic except for one major discrepancy. Zaitzev pretends the slaughter was necessitated by lack of transport to remove the prisoners in advance of the Nazi onslaught in June 1941. In fact, Stalin and Beria gave the order to murder the Poles in early March and the executions took place in April and May 1940. Only 4250 were actually shot in Katyn forest. The remainder were executed in prisons elsewhere. Many were taken out in barges on the White Sea and drowned.

Otherwise, the diary describes how the Soviets tried to indoctrinate and intimidate the Poles into betraying their culture and their country (as the Western-elite has done today), by forming a puppet class in a future Soviet-dominated Poland. The Poles refused and that is the reason they were slaughtered.


When Zaitzev got his assignment, he was warned that the Poles were all "educated religious fanatics" always singing patriotic songs and hymns with their chaplain. Zaitzev was confident he could teach them to "pray to a new God."

The prisoners worked cutting trees from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the evening they boycotted the indoctrination sessions. They had no desire to assist in building the future Soviet Poland.

One officer explained: "As a Pole I know my nation. None of us have the desire to dictate to other people, and we don't want other people to dictate to us. We are neither a Fascist or a Communist nation, but a devoutly Catholic one."

Once during a speech, the Polish Army Chaplain Jozwiak lifted up the crucifix he wore and began to chant a prayer. The prisoners followed suit. That night, Jozwiak was taken to the Interrogation Chamber.

"The use of electrical currents on Father Jozwiak's eyes and body didn't help. Nor was the Chinese method successful, where the prisoner was stripped from the waist down and forced to sit over an open cage of starving rats. We couldn't allow the priest to go back to the other prisoners in the condition he was left in, so we finished him off." (Shainberg, p. 165)

The NKVD thought the priest's example would have a sobering effect on the POW's but instead they curtailed their work. The NKVD retaliated by decreasing rations which made the prisoners too weak to work. When the NKVD started shooting prisoners who didn't work; the others turned on the guards with their axes and 192 Poles were shot. 

Now the Poles were more defiant than ever. When a collaborator lectured to them, they began to chant a prayer: "We Polish soldiers and prisoners of the Soviets have been brought here to foreign lands to die. We beg of you, Mother of God, to take care of our nation...Save us from German and Soviet imprisonment. We are offering ourselves as a sacrifice for the independence of our fatherland..."

Of course this is the kind of self sacrifice and patriotism that our Masters don't want us to see.

"Our task was impossible," Zaitzev wrote. "People who have never met these Poles will not understand how difficult it was to change their attitude toward us. No beating or abuse would make them stop their singing. They are a hard and proud people. Every day they get physically weaker but their anger and hatred increased."

Polish historian Krzystztof Siwek tells me that Poland has declared April 13 a National Day of Rememberance of the Katyn martyrs. "A joint Polish-Russian commission was formed to develop an official position of both sides. Most of controversies remain unresolved. Russians fear that admitting fully to the crime against humanity would allow the victims' families to demand compensations and other penalties as in the case of Germany."


The goal of  Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Masonic gentile collaborators is to meld the world's population into a single servant class in a "New World Order."  This requires the destruction of the four legs of human identity: race, religion, nation and family.

The Illuminati bankers established the USSR as a preccursor to the New World Order. The execution of the Polish elite was necessary to the longterm plan. The Nazis, also an Illuminati Jewish creation, treated Polish and other national elites in a similar fashion.

The Illuminati are Luciferian. They wish to substitute their rule for God's natural and spiritual (moral) order. They need to destroy the Western European Christian heterosexual middle class to fulfill their agenda.  Culture is a function of money and the Illuminati control credit. Thus our culture maintains a conspiracy of silence about the gradual subversion of Western Civilization by its own traitorous elite.

Instead the focus, in movies for e.g., is on minorities. Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" is about a redneck who learns to love Asian immigrants kids. Oscar nominated "Slumdog Millionaire" is about Bombay street kids. Sean Penn's "Milk" is about a crusader for homosexual rights. Oscar nominated "The Reader" combines pedophilia and German guilt for the Holocaust. "Revolutionary Road" presents a negative view of marriage and the 1950's, a period when the nuclear family recovered. (I liked this movie, but not the message.) "Doubt" is about homosexuality in the Catholic Church. French Best Foreign Language nominee "The Class" is about immigrant youths and how lovable they are. And on it goes, movies are propaganda for the Illuminati agenda.

When the movie is about white Americans, as in "Benjamin Button," no collective identity can be upheld, no universals revealed. Life must be literally turned upside down, in this case reversed from old to young, before it has any interest for the screenwriter, Eric Roth. This diverting but ultimately vacuous movie is a triumph of make-up. It has nothing important to say to Americans at this critical moment.

So there should be no surprise that a film about Christian martyrs and patriots coming from an anachronism called a nation like Poland will be quietly swept under the carpet by Hollywood.

Heaven forbid that the sheep figure out that the same fate may await them.


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Comments for "Katyn: The Story Hollywood Won't Tell"

Robert said (February 5, 2009):

I've read passionately for decades on Polish topics, especially the Second World War. Due to my divorce and other tribulations, I no longer have much of a library, so I can't run down what I read and where. Jan Zawodny wrote the first book-length treatment of Katyn, back around 1960. Somehow, I found a library copy as a kid, growing up in St. Louis. I read it again (another library copy) in San Francisco in the 1980s. Last I heard, the old tiger still lives, someplace in the Pacific northwest; he orders books from my wife over the phone.

But I thought the best book on Katyn was the one by Allen Paul, which will be re-issued later this year. I **think** that's where I read that about 10% of the 4300 corpses in the pits at Katyn were Jewish, including one general and the Chief Rabbi of the Polish Army. Here's another twist that you won't learn about from the purveyors of Holocaustianity: Those men were not murdered because they were Jews, but because they were loyal members of the Polish establishment.

One must exercise caution in believing anything connected with those events. All of this is very tricky to verify and piece together, and it's an emotional minefield too. I've become increasingly skeptical of everything I've read, especially where emotion is evoked ... whether it's some cheapshot, feel-good sentiment or just naked, racial animosity.

That being said, I suspect that this is another fact of history, another phenomenon, that the Adversary does not want to be well known; namely, that sometimes Jews have been loyal members of the national communities that hosted them. I've seen enough of Poland to know that a large minority population vanished in the space of a couple years. Yet I'm open to re-examining the Holocaust, and by now I'm highly suspicious that major deceptions are interwoven with the Party line ... even if I'm not sure just what they are. Something about the funding, to be sure. Another plausible hypothesis is that the Zionists were more than happy to waste other Jews who weren't interested in their program. The elite Hungarian Dr. Kastner is a notorious example. Righteous Jews (pardon the borrowing), like the late Israel Shahak, may indeed pose a threat to their "nation-building" enterprise.

Agata said (January 27, 2009):

I just read your post about Katyń today, actually.

It is mentioned in history books, but nobody ever bothers to discuss it thoroughly. As for literature and other forms of art -- at school we actually get almost a full semester of classes in war art, and the only works we ever get to lay our eyes on are about German concentration camps. As if Katyń never happened.

The massacre is a very touchy issue around here and rarely do people want to raise up a stink over it. The reason behind it is that Russia, even today, refuses to admit they did it. Only a couple of days ago I read they have some sort of a court trial going on about the Katyń case, in Russia, and the judges claim that the holes in the skulls found in the Katyń forest are no proof that there have been executions, and that there are no archives concerning the massacre. Well, of course there are no archives, because the soviets either destroyed them or concealed them somewhere where nobody can access them. Russia gave Poles some documents as late as at the beginning of the 90s. And the Polish Institute for National Memory (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej -- in short IPN) didn't start investigating the case until 2004!

I am absolutely appalled to see how this is being handled. It's unbelievable that a war crime against the Polish people is treated so lightly over here. For one, almost everybody has a grandma/grandpa who took part in or remembers the war, so many people still re-live it. Secondly, Poles hold a grudge against Russia for all those years under soviet reign, so you would think something like a genocide would get people's attention. And third, for some reason Poles like to think of themselves as martyrs sufferring for all humanity's sake, and Katyń would be just one more reason to feel even more 'chosen'.

As to Hollywood movies and propaganda -- one of the worst war movies I've ever seen was The Pianist (obligatory viewing at school), made by a Jew, who likes to talk about how Polish he is. The Jewish ghetto in Warsaw is shown as a hell on Earth, which it sure was, but Polański contrasts it with the Polish side of the ghetto wall, where life seems to be going on perfectly normally -- you can buy fresh vegatables and fruit on the vegetable stands in the streets, most Poles are dressed nicely, nobody is fighting, nobody gets dirty, everyone has a place to live. That, naturally, couldn't be further from the truth. 90% of Warsaw was levelled! There was literally nothing left. My grandfather took part in the Warsaw Uprising, and then helped rebuild the city, just like many other regular, average people did.

Lester said (January 27, 2009):

Mr. Makow, I like your writing but this time I think you has not full knowledge of the topic. The Katyn movie is a propaganda which has to take out focus from current problems. That's true that the Soviets killed ~25 000 of Polish officers. But it's also true that Ukrainian UPA killed ~250 000 polish people in Wolyn. No one of the current establishment elites will talk about it. Made a movie about it is impossible.
You know, currently Ukrainian are friends and Russian foe for ever. After WW II thanks to Russian, Poland got a lot of territories which in past centuries where garbed by Germans. It is politically incorrect talking about it. Currently politicians and media are talking that a Nazi (no German, no Hitler) are responsible for the WWII.
Also, Pilsudcki's clan is responsible for ~250 000 killed Polish people during Warsaw Insurrection in 1944. Talking about it, is also forbidden. We have to talk that it is the Russian fault that they didn’t do what the Pilsudcki’s clan wanted. The really issue is that the Freedom Fighters, (Solidarity and KOR), which get to power after collapse of communism are not able to provide prosperity for Polish people. That is the reason for things like Katyn is running and running around. The Polish Freedom Fighters gave everything to foreign. Waste left for they own people. The Russians where not stupid and they “fed” them selves, kicking foreign out of the “table”. Currently in Poland is short of “trough” and the Freedom Fighters are fight for better “though” between themselves. .

"As a Pole I know my nation. None of us have the desire to dictate to other people ..." this gentlemen forgot to tell that in Poland before WWII we had two concentration lagers. Where people, whom Pilsudki’s clan didn’t like (we are not talking about communists) where keep in prison without a trail. During WWII the Pilsudcki’s clan made another concentration lager in Scotia. The Scotia’s Parliament demanded to close it.

Please do not believe what Polish historian Krzystztof Siwek tells you about the Germans compensation to Polish people. Ask the Polish people.

Guy said (January 26, 2009):

Sickening, the way Christianity is consistently under attack and all the good it has done is ignored, all the persecutions it suffered in the 20th Century disregarded - here in the UK we have a Holocaust Memorial Day which ignores the far more numerous (and unavenged) victims of Communism and we buy our manufactured goods from the biggest perpetrator of the lot! And through it all there is continuing in the West perhaps the largest scale genocidal project ever practised and given further endorsement (as is inevitable ) by the most acclaimed leader in the History of the World. Hope and Change . .

I am on the wrong Planet, my friend, being on the opposite side of just about every consensus.

A nice little house with a nice little garden, nice neighbours, nice little shops and no need of cars - and enough for the needs - all those safe predictable things should be so easy to attain after umpty-umpty thouand years of history and civilisation - something so easy to obtain in theory but, after all this time, as elusive as Narnia!

Chris from Poland said (January 25, 2009):

Thank You for this article. It is always neccessary to spread the knowledge about history which is being forgotten or misunderstood even
in my country. I ecourage You to see the 'Katyn' movie. While critics were quick to notice some inaccuracies in the Wajda's story, the general
message reflects real conditions of that tragic events. There were expectations for 'Katyn' to win Oscar prize however I suspect that
Hollywood's estimates are driven by factors which exclude the substance of the story.

To be honest I do not believe that this movie should be described as great art. Maybe it is not. On the other hand the global definition of art has been distorted to a great degree so far.
Of course there is no way to present the full complexity of historical events with all surrounding circumstances in an hour or so. But when it serves to motivate further interest and research of the matter then it
remains the purpose of art in the classical meaning.

And what should be mentioned is another, even more tragic history behind the Katyn
massacre. In the years from 1939 to 1941 the Soviets forced mass deportation of around 1,5 mln people from Polish Eastern Frontier and
other occupied areas to Syberia, Far East and Kazakhstan. This number included more than 800 thousand Poles, more than 200 thousand Jews and
the same number of Ukrainians. Most of them never came back home and died in labour camps of exhaustion, starvation and freezing temperature.
Deliberate genocide without a gun shot.

Dan said (January 25, 2009):

I found Katyn with eng subtitles on Torrent, I'm downloading it. I've previously read up on the incident. Another of Comrade Stalin's 'minor' atrocities which I never heard of during the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's since it might have upstaged Nazi atrocities.

Anyway, I've been downloading 'All the King's Men', the recent whitewash of the Long assassination - and I gathered the latest distortion and smear of Long's true history in the puzzle of American politics. I figured I might as well go ahead and watch this piece of shit, just to see how blatantly they've handled it. Wish my grandparents were around to watch it with me, they'd know the straight dop
I never read his speeches before but I found some, also some high quality recordings of his radio broadcast speeches. Reading and listening to these, I can see right away why Roosevelt would have shot him personally in broad daylight if there was no other way to kill him. Long checks out as a genuine American hero. Too bad the public is too stupid and bamboozled to support their real leaders. We're not going to see any more Huey Longs.

Kevin said (January 25, 2009):

Brilliant article........upsetting though to realise how thoroughly blind we generally are to the propaganda placed before us as 'entertainment' easily, like 'cattle', we accept this culture that attacks and abuses us.

It is very difficult to convince people that the media is being used in this fashion. The ordinary person can generally recognise and acknowledge the general trends, but tend to consider a person a lunatic for suggesting that this culture is the product of a determined conspiracy at the top.

It is horrible how hard it is to strike effectively against these oppressive manipulators of the public mind and soul.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at