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Glinciszki massacre refers to a mass murder that occurred on 20 June 1944 in the village of Glitiškės (Polish language: Glinciszki ). In the massacre, thirty-seven mostly Polish villagers including women and children were killed by Nazi subordinated Lithuanian Security Police retaliating for the death of four policemen (from the 258th Police battalion)[1] that occurred during a fight with element of the 5th Brigade of the Polish resistance of Armia Krajowa earlier that day.[2]

The commander of the company of the 258th battalion ordered 10 villagers to be killed for every Lithuanian casualty in his unit.[2] He was arrested by the Germans, because one of the victims was employed by the German administration.[1] After a trial he was executed by the German authorities.[3]

The massacre triggered an act of revenge by Polish partisans against Lithuanian policemen and civilians in Dubingiai (20 to 27 Lithuanian civilians would perish).[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (Polish) Henryk Piskunowicz, Działalnośc zbrojna Armi Krajowej na Wileńszczyśnie w latach 1942-1944 in Zygmunt Boradyn; Andrzej Chmielarz, Henryk Piskunowicz (1997). Tomasz Strzembosz. ed. Armia Krajowa na Nowogródczyźnie i Wileńszczyźnie (1941-1945). Warsaw: Institute of Political Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences. pp. 40–45. ISBN 83-907168-0-3. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tadeusz Piotrowski, Poland's Holocaust, McFarland & Company, 1997, ISBN 0-7864-0371-3. Google Print, p.168, p.169
  3. (Lithuanian) Kazimieras Garšva. Armija krajova ir Vietinė rinktinė Lietuvoje (Armia Krajowa and Local Lithuanian Detachment in Lithuania), "XXI amžius", No.61 (1264), 2004
  4. (Polish) Gazeta Wyborcza, 2001-02-14, Litewska prokuratura przesłuchuje weteranów AK (Lithuanian prosecutor questioning AK veterans), last accessed on 7 June 2006

Coordinates: 54°59′N 25°13′E / 54.983°N 25.217°E / 54.983; 25.217

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