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Statistics of Poles Deported to USSR

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  • julek2205
    To ALL Report M.E.R.R.A. c/o British Embassy Tehran May 6, 1944 Classified Secret Written By Colonel A Ross Distributed to: Polish Minister of State, Cairo
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      Report M.E.R.R.A. c/o British Embassy Tehran May 6, 1944
      Classified Secret
      Written By Colonel A Ross
      Distributed to:

      Polish Minister of State, Cairo
      Polish Legation, Tehran
      Polish Civil Delegation
      Polish Red Cross Tehran
      British Embassy Tehran

      One section of this report that I have chosen to send today is on the
      deportation and Statistics of Poles Deported to USSR

      The report reads as follows "There is no information in the
      possession of any other authority than the Soviet Government as to
      the number of Poles deported in each flight but it is known that the
      deportation of the 25th – 30th June 1940 was the largest."

      Dates of deportation:
      a. 10th February 1940
      b. 13th April 1940
      c. 25th –30th June 1940
      d. June 1941

      Statistics of Poles Deported to USSR
      a. In Russia till 1942 evacuated to Persia ( military &
      Civilians) 114,000
      b. Assistance from Polish Embassy as of April 1943
      271,000
      c. Beyond Embassy's reach or help in Northern Regions
      51,000
      d. Conscripted in 1940 into the Red Army
      100,000
      e. Conscripted into labour battalions throughout USSR
      75,000
      f. Remaining in gulags & concentration camps not covered by
      amnesty 125,000
      g. Persihed during whole period of deportations
      221,000
      h. Escaped from German occupied territories to USSR
      25,000
      Total 982,000

      There are therefore in the USSR at the present time the
      following: 982,000
      Less died since 1940 -221,000
      Less evacuated from USSR -114,000
      Total Polish population still in USSR 647,000

      The 271,000 above that were receiving assistance from the Polish
      Embassy were as follow;
      Men Women Children Total
      93,114 96,241 76146 266,501 Plus
      additional 5,824 who we do not know their domicile.
      272,325

      The 266,501 is divided as follows:

      Christian Poles Jewish Poles Other Nationalities
      132,183 or 50% 104,602 or 40% 28,716 or 10%

      Of the 114,00 that were evacuated the breakout is as follows:
      1st Evacuation Pahlevi Civilians 12,408
      Military 31,189
      Total 43,597

      2nd Evacuation Civilians 26,094
      Military 43,746
      Total 69,840

      Meshed 2,694

      Grand Total 116,131

      Julek
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