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Glinciszki massacre refers to a mass murder that occurred on 20 June 1944 in the village of Glitiškės (Template:Lang-pl). In the massacre, thirty-seven mostly Polish villagers were killed by Nazi subordinated Lithuanian policemen 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] Ironically he was arrested by the Germans, because one of the victims was employed by the German administration.[1] He would be eventually tried and 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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Template:Pl icon 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 8390716803.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tadeusz Piotrowski, Poland's Holocaust, McFarland & Company, 1997, ISBN 0786403713. Google Print, p.168, p.169
  3. Template:Lt icon Kazimieras Garšva. Armija krajova ir Vietinė rinktinė Lietuvoje (Armia Krajowa and Local Lithuanian Detachment in Lithuania), "XXI amžius", No.61 (1264), 2004
  4. Template:Pl icon Gazeta Wyborcza, 2001-02-14, Litewska prokuratura przesłuchuje weteranów AK (Lithuanian prosecutor questioning AK veterans), last accessed on 7 June 2006

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