Comment by tonytran2015: All angles of history must be examined.
For a long time, the Jewish massacres of Poles at places such as Nalibokiand Koniuchy had been dismissed as “Polish nationalist” or “obscure Jewish” notions. Now Jewish historian Porat admits arson but not murder: “Sometimes the partisans took revenge on villages that were particularly hostile and had caused them loss of life of were the home base of the murderers of Jews in Vilna. For example, about twenty partisans, Jewish and non-Jewish, razed and then set fire to the village of Konyuchi[Koniuchy], having received orders from partisan headquarters in Rudniki to destroy it. The Germans photographed the ruins of the village with the intention of showing the world the true face of the partisans,`the red bandits’. Kovner mustered his men, announced the operation had been successful, and praised the fighters who had distinguished themselves.” (p. 159).