No, my father told me many 'ordinary' criminals were there as well as
politicals as well as ther Poles. The ordinary criminals were used as
'kapos' and often beat up the others for their rations. The doctor (a
female) was a prisoner as well.
>From: HJ Trevelyan <hjtrevelyan@...>
>Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Anybody recognise the following places?
>Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 00:41:45 -0800 (PST)
>Thanks for responding! You have a lot more information than we do. My
stepfather, Piotr Skarbowicz, does not remember the name or number of his
camp but recalls passing through Kotlas. He remembers many people dying
there. His camp was referred to in Polish as "l~agier=labor camp--I guess
most of them were called that. Piotr was a civilian seized while walking
down a street in Lwo'w carrying a book written in Polish. He was born and
lived in Lodz but was on a school holiday visit to his aunt when Germany and
>Was your father's camp exclusively for soldiers?
>Ralph Apel <Ralph.Apel@...> wrote:
>Exactly like my father! He was captured at Lvov and deported to Camp 48
>White Sea - Baltic Canal and chopped trees for 2 years. 2000 Polish
>Soldiers went in. 300 came out.
>>From: HJ Trevelyan <hjtrevelyan@...>
>>Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Anybody recognise the following places?
>>Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 09:26:19 -0800 (PST)
>>"PORLAS" strikes me as a misspelling of Kotlas, Arkhangelsk region. My
>stepfather was deported near there from Lwo'w in 1940 and was forced to
>in the forests before joining Anders Army in 1942.
>>Marcus jemiola <mfjemiola@...> wrote:
>>Are the following places (or terms) meaningful to anybody:
>>ii) "PORLAS" with respect to either Siberia or Poland?