The 2010 Katyń Families Association

In the coffin of Admiral Andrzej Karweta, Commander of the Polish Navy, who died in Smolensk on 10th April 2010, numerous parts of the bodies of other members of the delegation were found.

On June 27, exactly on the seventh anniversary of the burial, the body of Admiral Andrzej Karweta, the Commander of the Navy since 2007, was exhumed. This was the sixth exhumation of victims of the Smolensk plane crash in 2017. The exhumation of Adm. Karweta was made in Banin near Gdansk and the remains in the coffin were brought to the Department of Forensic Medicine in Warsaw.

According to "Gazeta Polska" and sources close to the prosecutor's office, the investigators were shocked by what they saw. In the coffin of the late Andrzej Karweta were found, among others, three hands and three jaws.

As "Gazeta Polska" has established, the Russians had to be aware that they were desecrating the corpses. It is not only the number of individual parts of the body (such as the limbs) in a single coffin, but also the mixing of the remains of men and women among some recently exhumed bodies.


With one of the crash victims, a woman (whose name is known to the editors), was found a large piece of skin torn from a man's face, with prominent male stubble. In the coffin of another victim, a man (whose name is also known to the editors), there was part of a female long-haired skull. There is no possibility of confusion, it must have been conscious and deliberate action - according to a source playing a major part in the recent exhumations.

The prosecutors are increasingly appalled by the results of the exhumations. Recently, Marek Pasionek, Deputy Prosecutor General, reported that in the tomb of late Natalia Januszko, the youngest victim of the disaster, were found elements of the bodies of five people. In the coffin of Gen. Bronisław Kwiatkowski were revealed 14 body parts belonging to seven persons. And in the coffin of Gen. Wlodzimierz Potasiński there were six bodily parts of four other persons. Furthermore, fragments of two other bodies were found in the coffin of Polish President Lech Kaczyński.

Source: niezależ, Gazeta Polska

Author: Grzegorz Wierzchołowski

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