Thanks for pointing out this site . http://houston.
A very sad account indeed. CRAZY , INSANE are some of the words that come to
I have not seen it before. I was able to find people with my family surnames
It's a little off our Kresy topic, but it all relates I think. Because
those people (relatives) that may have escaped Russian deportations to
Siberia found themselves in another peril when in 1941 Germany attacked
Russia,and controlled Kresy region till 1944.
You can see the entire alphabetical list by: Just go to the bottom of the
web site ( you have to wait few tens of seconds, as it takes a while for the
entire page to load as the list is very long) and you can choose the
starting letter of your choice . Surnames starting from "A" to "Z". There
are even surnames with "Q" ?
When I was very young in Poland, my dad took me there shortly after the war
(early fifties). It always bothered me. I always wondered, well how did the
Germans choose their victims ? I know the Russians simply quickly disposed
of anyone that was a threat either by shooting (Katyn) or deportation to
hard labor Gulags. Everyone else, especially If you were useful like a
slave worker you got shipped off to Siberian Slave Work Gulags. Even if you
were not useful or healthy, you simply died very quickly of starvation,
etc.. Only the fittest survived.
But who/how did the Germans choose ?
Was it simply random ?
Were they as brutal to men, women, children, young and old alike as the
Since 44% were Roman Catholic, why did my father escape 'death' and instead
was forced to work in a Auschwitz sub-camp. A Slave Labor Coal mine?
This web site list is Alphabetical random. And I know this sounds/looks
morbid, but I needed to know so I downloaded every letter of the Alphabet,
created one giant Excel Spreadsheet, and then was able to sort by any data
type like birth town, birth date, death date , town residence, religion,
gender, age, etc. surname of course,.. given names. And other data can be
Wow, I even found names from my relative's small villages.
As the web site states, interestingly enough, out of 68,864 individuals
listed, less than half are jewish at around 30,000 (44% of total)
On this lists, they don't list Nationality but oddly enough their
So here is some of my Excel sorted info:
Surname # persons Surname with beginning letter (Seems my letter
"S" with 8,366 was not a good one to have)
# of Persons - % and Religion
3 Jehovah's Witness
10 Russian Orthodox
28 I screwed up in the tally - unaccounted for
88 Believe in God
91 0.1% Greek Orthodox
141 0.2% Eastern Orthodox
255 0.4% Unknown
259 0.4% Czech-Moravian
814 1.1% Greek Catholic
1198 1.7% Atheist
1857 2.7% Greek Orthodox
2136 3.1% Protestant
30,023 43.6% Catholic ( I presume Roman Catholic)
30,936 44.9% Jew
So 55.1 % were not Jewish and 56.4% were not Catholic.
Random sampling showed that less than 20% of the victims were females, and
at first glance, very small percentage were young persons, like under age
Wow, and there are Countless people named " Zbigniew " and other first
names used in my families.
Sadly, Pozdrawiam Serdecznie
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Sent: April 23, 2009 4:07 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Auschwitz Death Certificates
I am quite sure you are all aware of this site already but I wasn't so
thought I would share it just in case.
There are a vast number of names, birthplaces and last residence listed
As we all know, both Jewish and non Jewish died there in their thousands.
Mans inhumanity to man is beyond belief.
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