Second Lieutenant pilot Janina Lewandowska wasn't really the only woman, who died in Katyn, but the only female soldier who was shot there.
On 12 October 1943 a baptism of fire of the 1st Tadeusz Kościuszko Infantry Division – a Polish unit subservient to the Red Army took place.
On April 11, 1943, the first news about the crime committed in the forest near Katyn was released to the world.
On October 30, 1989 three thousand people with candles in their hands surrounded the KGB building in Moscow. They wanted to show they remember about the victims of the Stalin crimes.