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Piskorowice

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Piskorowice
Village
Piskorowice
Piskorowice
Coordinates: 50°14′7″N 22°31′44″E / 50.23528°N 22.52889°E / 50.23528; 22.52889
Country Poland
VoivodeshipSubcarpathian
CountyLeżajsk
GminaGmina Leżajsk

Piskorowice [pʲiskɔrɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] (Ukrainian: Пискоровичі, Pyskorovychi) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Leżajsk, within Leżajsk County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south-east of Leżajsk and 43 km (27 mi) north-east of the regional capital Rzeszów.[1]

In Piskorowice and outlying villages a massacre of between 160 - 400 [2] ethnic Ukrainians led by members of the National Military Organization of the "Wolyniak" group, aided by Polish civilians, took place on April 16, 1945 [3] sometimes referred to as part of the wider Pawłokoma massacres. [1] From the Polish viewpoint of that time these actions were deemed to be retaliation for the anti-Polish crimes against humanity committed by the UPA.The immediate reason of this retaliation was the massacre committed by UPA the day before in the village Wiązownica. [4]

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Page 178 - Redrawing nations: ethnic cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948 By Philipp Ther, Ana Siljak
  3. ^ Misiło, Pawłokoma ..., pp.19,20
  4. ^ "Zemsta na UPA. Polscy partyzanci zastrzelili 100 ludzi w odwecie za rzeź w Wiązownicy". 25 September 2015.

Coordinates: 50°14′7″N 22°31′44″E / 50.23528°N 22.52889°E / 50.23528; 22.52889

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