In order to inform the general public about the mass destruction in 1938 of Orthodox churches in the Kholm region and southern Pidlyashya, which were populated mostly by Ukrainians, members of the Homo Faber association organized a bicycle expedition from July 30 to August 10. According to the organizers of the event, the purpose of the expedition is to “bring attention to one of the most hidden pages of the history of the Second Polish Republic, to share history that is not found in any books.” In addition, the participants of the event will collect testimonies, photographs, and memoirs. The collected materials will be published on the internet.
As informs Gazeta Wyborcza, although some of the people who lived through these events were deported as part of Operation Vistula, some eyewitnesses are still alive and in the regions live their relatives.
“We are contacting pastors that know about these events. We want to remember one of the most hidden pages of the history of the Second Polish Republic, which is practically unknown by the society,” said Oleksandra Hulinska from Homo Faber.
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Also see http://www.kholm1938.net/index.html Incredible images!