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  • Mark
    At that time, I dont think they knew about UKR and Belo lists. I think these lists did not have the significant celebrity status of the big 3 camps. Mark T.
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      At that time, I dont think they knew about UKR and Belo lists.
      I think these lists did not have the significant celebrity status of the big 3 camps.
       
      Mark T.
      Canada
      From: Lenarda Szymczak <szymczak01@...>
      To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, January 7, 2013 9:57:24 PM
      Subject: RE: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] US files Polish press release 1943 (numbers)
       
      My goodness, the subject of numbers comes up again and this time in an official letter dated 1943
       
      Copied from document with manual corrections, computers are not that clever yet!  – On the 17th of September 1940 the official  organ of the
      Red army the "Red star" stated that during the fighting which took
      place after the 17th of September 1939, 181.000 Polish prisoners of
      war were taken by -the soviets; the number of regular officers and
      those of the reserve among then amounted to about 10.000.
       
      According to information in possession of the Polish
      Government, three large camps of Polish prisoners were set-up in the
      USSR in November 1939:
      - 1~ in Kozielsk - East of smolensk,
      2 ~ i n starobielsk - near Kharkov, and
      3A in Ostasnko 1 - near Kalinin, where police
      and military police were
      concentrated •
      At the beginning of 1940 the camp authorities informed
      the prisoners in all three camps that the liquidation of all camps
      was about to take place, and that prisoners of war would be allowed
      to return to their families, and for this purpose, it was alleged,
      lists of places to which individual prisoners would like to go after
      their release, were made. At that time there were: ·
      1. about 5.000 people in Kozielsk, among them about 4.500 officers,
      w about 3.920 people i n starobielsk, among them about 100
      civilians, the rest were officers who included
      about 400 medical officers,
      3~ about 6.570 peopl e -in Ostashkow, among them about 380
      officers A
      On the 5th of April 1940 began the liquidation of these
      camps and groups of 60 to 300 were removed from them every few days ,
      until the middle of May. . From Kozielsk they were sent in the
      direction of smolensk. Only about 400 people were moved from all
      the three camps in June 1940 to Griazoviec in the Vologda oblast.................................
       
      And the document goes on to reveal further detailed information about the Polish Captives, held by Soviets.
       
      This information is so important; we should keep a special file in KS for this.
       
      Lenarda, Australia
       
       
      From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark
      Sent: Tuesday, 08 January, 2013 1:26 PM
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      Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] US files Polish press release 1943
       
       
       
      Mark T.
      Canada
       
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