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Ukrainian racism, massacre of the Poles

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Massacres of Poles in Volhynia

1941 Odessa massacre

Reichskommissariat Ukraine

The Massacres of Poles in Volhynia (Polish: Rzeź wołyńska, literally: Volhynian slaughter; Ukrainian: Волинська трагедія- Volyn tragedy) were part of an ethnic cleansing operation carried out by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia that took place beginning in March 1943 and lasted until the end of 1944. The peak of the massacres took place in July and August 1943 when a senior UPA commander, Dmytro Klyachkivsky, ordered the liquidation of the entire male Polish population between 16 and 60 years of age. Despite this, most of the victims were women and children. The actions of the UPA resulted in 35,000-60,000 Polish civilian casualties in Volhynia and 20,000-25,000 in Eastern Galicia.