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The deadly salt mine of Salina: How the NKVD liquidated 3,600 persons on June 22, 1941

Salina is a large salt mine near Dobromyl, Stary Sambir Raion, Lviv Oblast. Before the German-Soviet war, locals worked in these mines, producing salt for Halychyna (Galicia) and beyond. Today, the mere mention of “Salina” evokes a sense of horror among the local population. Here, on June 22, 1941, the NKVD liquidated about 3,600 people – mostly intellectuals and young

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