70th anniversary of the Operation Vistula [Polish: Akcja Wisła]
On 28 April 1947, the large scale action of forced resettlement of Ukrainians and Lemkos, Polish citizens, from the south-eastern provinces of Poland to the north-west region of the country started. In three months, over 140,000 persons were resettled. Some of them were transported to the Central Labour Camp in Jaworzno, in which 160 persons died a result of hunger, illnesses and torture.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of those events, the Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement. He also took part in the ceremony held in Przemyśl. The CHR’s representative attended a similar ceremony in Gorlice. Adam Bodnar was also a panellist at the Operation Vistula conference organized by the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.