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Zefiryn Machalla
Polish Army officer

Zefiryn Machalla

Zefiryn Machalla
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Polish Army officer
Was Officer
From Poland
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 1 August 1915, Września
Death 10 January 1952, Mokotów Prison (aged 36 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Zefiryn Machalla (August 1, 1915 – January 10, 1952), was a major of the Polish Army and participant of the Polish September Campaign. In the interbellum period, his talent was highly praised by the Polish Army Headquarters, for his outstanding bravery, Machalla was nominated for the Virtuti Militari cross.
In late 1939, after Polish defeat, Machalla was captured by the NKVD and sent to Siberia. Two years later, he managed to reach the Anders Army and then, together with the whole army, fought the Germans in Italy.
After World War II, Machalla, unlike most of his fellow soldiers, decided to return to the communist-controlled Poland. In late 1940s he was sentenced by communist judge Stefan Michnik to death for alleged spying. He was not allowed to have a lawyer and was executed on January 10, 1952. His wife found out about the execution a few years later.

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