- Dear Dan, To answer your question, about 26,000. probably the men listed below. Taken from the same source you are reading. No. 155 June 22, 1941 Goda. Moscow.Message 1 of 53 , Dec 30, 2012View Source
To answer your question, about 26,000. probably the men listed below. Taken from the same source you are reading.
June 22, 1941 Goda. Moscow. Memorandum V.v. Chernysheva and P.k. Soprunenko the existence of prisoners of war and interned in the NKVD camps
The people's Commissar of Internal Affairs
Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Comrade Beria, L.p. 
Report: ex-prisoners of war. Polish Army
14135 per. in the construction of airfields and roads in Western Ukraine.
7754. on the construction of the Northern Pechora Railway,
4000 people. on the construction of the airfield Ponoy River (imported 1000 persons) of the Murmansk region.
Officers are: 1259
in kozelsk camp 909 people.
the Grâzoveckom camp is 350 people.
The remaining numbering 270 people. in the Ûhnovskom camp (Smolensk Oblast).
To former prisoners of war, the inhabitants of our land, take out from Western Ukraine to build airfields in Eastern Ukraine.b)
Former prisoners of war, German citizens of Poland, moved to the camp regime and to work in remote regions: Karagandy oblast, North-Pechora trunk line, splitting the small lots, no more than 250-300 people.
Ex-officers. the Polish Army and French (195) left in the camps, all in Gryazovetsky camp of the Vologda region.
- Dear Mark, Bravo .. what a remarkable find. Maybe the definitive book on Katyn has yet to be written .. Stefan JMessage 53 of 53 , Jan 5, 2013View SourceDear Mark,Bravo .. what a remarkable find.Maybe the definitive book on Katyn has yet to be written ..Stefan JFrom: Mark and Oyun <mark_oyun@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:31:33 AM
Subject: Re: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Polish prisoners of war. October 1940 - June 1941. Documents Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¹ 125 - Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¹ 157.Dear Stefan,So mystery solved. 448 it is but... there were two separate periods of transportation.The 395 were sent at the time of/after the murders. They were directly spared from execution as they were happening. The first transport was 29 March 1940, a few days after Beria recommended shooting the Poles, but just before the killings actually started.From each camp – transported:Kozielsk – 24Starobielsk – 22Ostaszkov – 7-----------------Total: 53Most of these were transported to Yukhnovsky camp.The full list of names is in a memo [No.17] from Sudoplatov, a Major in Section Five [Counterintelligence] of State Security.Best regards, Mark Ostrowski
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Stefan Jackowski wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> Yes, as you mention, the Zadowny book was one of earliest books on Katyn. It was published in 1962, and so had the
> advantage of many eyewitness POW accounts (the publisher claims 150) that were relatively fresh memories. Of course,
> it had the huge disadvantage of not have access to most of the Soviet records, certainly not those that were released
> in 1991, and subsequently.Â Â .. History is indeed a work in progress!
> Stefan J
> From: Dan Ford
> To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:49:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Polish prisoners of war. October 1940 - June 1941. Documents Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¹ 125 - Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¹ 157.
> Do understand that Mr Zadowny's book was very early, perhaps the first
> to delve into the massacres at any length. History works by accretion
> and by questioning what was assumed. You really can't compare "Death in
> the Forest" with "Katyn--Crime Without Punishment" which represents huge
> advances in what is known.
> There is also a huge difference in what historians know and what society
> at large know. Perhaps because I came to history late (I started out by
> making stuff up--I was a novelist) this always surprises me. "Nazi death
> camps" and indeed even the word "Nazi" as a substitute for "German" is a
> good example. Then there's "Wehrmacht" which almost everyone uses to
> mean "Germany army," when the army was the Heer, one of three military
> forces, the others being the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe. Those are
> just words, but the same is true of events. Well -- take the Polish
> cavalry charging German tanks! Again, every historian (in the field)
> knows it's not true, but you will never get it out of the media and the
> common knowledge.
> Historians joke (rather sourly) that American college students know two
> things about World War Two: that the Americans used an atomic bomb on
> Hiroshima, and that the Japanese in retaliation bombed Pearl Harbor.
> It's only a slight exaggeration. And those college students go on to be
> the newspaper and television writers and editors of the future. -- Dan
> Ford US
> On 1/3/2013 2:27 AM, Stefan Jackowski wrote:
> > I had a closer look at Zadownys' book, "Death in the Forrest", and can
> > see that his discrepency in the numbers of Katyn
> > survivors in 1940 vs. 1941 is clearly acknowledged.