- The NKVD guy that testified (name escapes me at the moment) described the execution process at Kiev prison like this: Large noisy fans were turned on toMessage 1 of 38 , Jul 2, 2012View SourceThe NKVD guy that testified (name escapes me at the moment) described the execution process at Kiev prison like this:Large noisy fans were turned on to muffle the shooting.The doomed were brought down one at a time at night, 'interviewed' and then handcuffed and two men took immediately took him into the next cell where they got a bullet in the head. The body dragged out and thrown onto a truck.Clearly to me, that last interview was to verify the address of the family for deportation.They were probably told again that they were going home.Mark
CanadaFrom: annapacewicz <annapacewicz@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:20:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia (est.2001)] Ukrainian list, Bykownia, Muskus and Szewczyk
Just to second Dan - that is exactly right. My grandfather was killed at Katyn and the rest of the family deported on 13th April 1940 as family of counter-revolutionary. Dan I have also heard that the NKVD used the mail of the Katyn POW's between Dec 1939-March 1940 to their families to verify the addresses of the April 1940 round-up and deportation. Wesley Adamczyk (of "When God looked the other way" book) refers to it in the Katyn documentary 'The Officer's Wife'. As he says, Stalin was about to execute all the POWs so did he let them write to their families from the POW camps out of kindness? No! It was to get the addresses!
- See Helens attachment from Behind Closed Doors. It suggests the prison executions were of similar design, only the forest slaughter was different. It alsoMessage 38 of 38 , Jul 4, 2012View SourceSee Helens attachment from Behind Closed Doors.It suggests the prison executions were of similar design, only the forest slaughter was different.It also mentions the 'interview' prior to shooting, and the plan to deport the families so it is logical to me that part of the interview included confirming the family's whereabouts.They always thought they might be going home; they even had a vaccination shot to convince them of this.Mark
CanadaFrom: Dan Ford <cub06h@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:41:20 PM
Subject: Re: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Re: [Kresy-Siberia (est.2001)] Ukrainian list, Bykownia, Muskus and Szewczyk
Googling around, I find that Mr Tokarev was NKVD chief at Kalinin, which
appears to be Tver, in Russia.
-- Dan Ford, New Hampshire USA
On 7/4/2012 7:16 AM, annapacewicz wrote:
> Dmitri Tokarev