round figures, why did the propaganda ministry, or whoever had
charge of propaganda, continue to say that there were 11,000 or
12,000 or 15,000 bodies found in Katyn?
Mr. VOGELPOTH. We knew from the Poles, who had told us that
between 12,000 and 13,000 Polish officers were missing, and we assumed
that all of them were lying buried in the forest of Katyn. The figure
of 11,000 was mentioned at the time when the reburying was still
carried out. It had not been complete. It is definitely established
that the forest of Katyn contained more dead bodies of Polish officers
than the 4,250 which were actually found, because, right at the beginning
of June, we discovered a new grave of Polish officers, but we
just only opened it a bit and had to close it again, because it was
getting so hot at that time of the year that we were afraid of epidemics
and we would not take the risk, and this grave has never been opened.
And this new grave, which we just opened in one spot and closed up
again without investigating it, was located about 200 meters between
the so-called Korzy Gory that is, it was located between these hills
and the Dnieper Castle. Not near the low part, inside the forest, in
the direction leading toward Dnieper Castle.
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