Norman Davies

Volhynia and the forgotten massacre of the Second World War

The Shved family were all murdered in the Volyn atrocity (Credit: IPN; (INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE))

Completely innocent men, women and children have been slaughtered. ‘Terrorism’ hardly suffices to describe the savage rampage beyond the Gaza Wall undertaken by men from Hamas on 7 October. In the aftermath of the Second World War, when knowledge emerged of the crimes perpetrated by Nazi Germans and their collaborators, humanity vowed ‘Never Again’. Yet

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