Bloody Sunday



Bloody Sunday ( September,1939)

- A series of killings that took place just two days after the German invasion of Poland in the city of Bydgoszcz (Bromberg in German)
- The fighting was between the Germans and the poles, 
- In this picture above, Germans are the victims and it is said that the captured non uniformed Germans were executed on the spot by the Poles. The photograph was taken by reporters and made use by Nazi Propaganda officials in Germany.

- The city of Bydgoszcz (Bromberg)  was affected by the unification of Germany in 1871 and became part of the German Empire and would remain part of the German Empire until the end of World War 1.The Treaty of Versailles awarded the city and the surrounding region to the Second Polish Republic. 

-The term "Bloody Sunday" was created by Nazi Propaganda officials 

-The Exact number of casualties on Bloody Sunday is still disputed by many historians say that anywhere between 100-300 people died.
-The Nazis exploited the deaths of the Germans as grounds for the massacre of polish inhabitants after the Wehrmacht captured the town.

Alex Marquez

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