Record of the U.S. Congress regarding the Katyn Forest Massacre
From the Congressional Record of the Congress of the United States: The Katyn Committee Report recorded on July 2nd, 1952 but not released to the general public until August of 2001. The official name of the committee was the United States House Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances of the Katyn Forest Massacre (Wikipedia).
While this is not news by any means, there is still propaganda on the internet and in some old history books attributing the Katyn Forest Massacre to National Socialist Germany, or leaving the question open for debate. This report consists of three speakers, all of them members of Congress and of the Katyn committee. The first and third speakers, Rep. Ray Madden of Indiana and Rep. Timothy Sheehan of Illinois, seem to have been rather balanced and unbiased, remaining focused sufficiently on Katyn and the implications of concealing knowledge of Katyn which would be suffered in various aspects. We found Sheehan’s testimony concerning all the missing documents during and after the War quite interesting. When history disappears, it is easier to rewrite. The second speaker, Rep. Tadeusz Machrowicz of Michigan, who was evidently an ethnic Pole, had to take time to slander the “Nazis” in relation to other, unnamed atrocities supposedly proven at Nuremberg. At one point in his career as a Congressman, Machrowicz was lauded by the Jewish Telegraph Agency for having submitted a bill for “Aid to victims of Nazis”, even if they were not American citizens during the war. – William Finck