My goodness, the subject of numbers comes up again and this time in an official letter dated 1943
Copied from document with manual corrections, computers are not that clever yet! – On the 17th of September 1940 the official organ of the
Red army the "Red star" stated that during the fighting which took
place after the 17th of September 1939, 181.000 Polish prisoners of
war were taken by -the soviets; the number of regular officers and
those of the reserve among then amounted to about 10.000.
According to information in possession of the Polish
Government, three large camps of Polish prisoners were set-up in the
USSR in November 1939:
- 1~ in Kozielsk - East of smolensk,
2 ~ i n starobielsk - near Kharkov, and
3A in Ostasnko 1 - near Kalinin, where police
and military police were
At the beginning of 1940 the camp authorities informed
the prisoners in all three camps that the liquidation of all camps
was about to take place, and that prisoners of war would be allowed
to return to their families, and for this purpose, it was alleged,
lists of places to which individual prisoners would like to go after
their release, were made. At that time there were: ·
1. about 5.000 people in Kozielsk, among them about 4.500 officers,
w about 3.920 people i n starobielsk,
among them about 100
civilians, the rest were officers who included
about 400 medical officers,
3~ about 6.570 peopl e -in Ostashkow, among them about 380
On the 5th of April 1940 began the liquidation of these
camps and groups of 60 to 300 were removed from them every few days ,
until the middle of May. . From Kozielsk they were sent in the
direction of smolensk. Only about 400 people were moved from all
the three camps in June 1940 to Griazoviec in the Vologda oblast.................................
And the document goes on to reveal further detailed information about the Polish Captives, held by Soviets.
This information is so important; we should keep a special file in KS for this.
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