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 – 24
Starobielsk – 22
Ostaszkov – 7
Most 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 -
> 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