Flame, David Garrick-Smith is full of shit, and so are you. Get off my site.
Dean – Eye-witness accounts of Kurapty? I didn’t know any existed. Yes, I’d like to see those!
Emzed — thought you might like to see the following article that I wrote last year. You can look up details of the case on the paper’s web site.
Dean — good stuff. It just gets worse — you working on this at all?
I have an eyewitness account of the Kurapaty massacres — do you want it?
KC — you got any more of this stuff? This is what I want to see.
Emzed — I don’t think I can tell you anything you want to hear. The 12th Battalion were among the worst. If your grandfather was involved with them, then he at least watched things happening that no civilised person should see.
If you want more information, check out some articles on the Telegraph site (www.telegraph.co.uk). Search for Antonas Gecas, aka Gecevicius. He was the commander of Platoon 3 of the 2nd Company of the 12th Battalion. They were all volunteers.
The Kurapaty Forest was nothing to do with them. In a way, your grandfather was right. More people were killed in Kurapaty than by the Nazis, if you want to judge these things by numbers. Sorry.
This is what I know:
Place of birth: Litva, Poland. (NB no record ‘Litva’. Search Russian archives?)
Father: Stanislau Lange
Mother: Kristina Lange.
Arrived in UK 1943. Joined Polish Free Forces. (What was Lange doing between 1940-1943? How did he survive the Nazi occupation?)
Marital history: married 1955, divorced, 1961. Ex-wife died, 1963
Children: Katya Lange, born 1959
Any info on KURAPATY FOREST or COLLABORATORS in Eastern Europe during the Nazi Occupation gratefully received…