Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Please welcome Claudette Labus
The date of February 10th, 1940 is more than a curious coincidence.
Though the numbers are uncertain and subject to debate, many hundreds of thousands (and perhaps well over 1 million) of Polish citizens were deported by train to “Siberia” during the war (actually to labour camps and settlements all over the USSR), including in four massive waves. The first of these waves was on 10 February 1940, and involved middle-of-the-night forced deportations from all over the Kresy.
From: "Steve Szewczuk" <sszewczu@...>
... I have just sent off an email to the group wherein this particular date of 10 February 1940 is mentioned under the email heading of "Husiatyn" as this was the date that a train left Husiatyn for Siberia. (Very likely there may have been other trains, if not many, leaving from other towns on this date but as I indicated my curiosty has been aroused)...