KISILIN: Kyslyn, Kislyn, Kysylyn: Volyn oblast Print

49°07' N 30°24' E, 91.1 miles S of Kyyiv .Before World War II, Kysylyn was located within the Wołyń Voivodeship in the eastern part of the Second Polish Republic.

Description of pre-World War II Kisielin with maps and photographs [July 2015]

Holocaust Memorial for mass grave. [July 2015]

The Ukrainian Insurgent Army, supported by a group of local Ukrainian peasants, committed a mass murder of around 60 to 90 ethnic Poles in the centre of town on July 11, 1943. The Polish citizens who assembled for a Sunday service at a local Catholic church, were killed by a machine gun. The wounded, including children, were murdered with axes and knives. The Kisielin massacre was part of the province-wide massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Galicia, with the estimated 35-60 thousands ethnic Poles and thousands Ukrainian-Polish loyalists from Wołyń killed by Ukrainian partisans during World War II. The memory of Kisielin massacre was featured in Agnieszka Arnold's 2003 feature film Oczyszczenie (Cleansing). Source: Wikipedia. [July 2015]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:03