Thank you - I would love to help with this. My family were sent to
village Krasnodolsk, Kiellrowski Region, nearest city Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan (my grandfather was killed Katyn - Kiev). I think perhaps they would have been on the train 13th April 1940 from Rowne with the final destination Omsk, the train would have stopped first at Petropavlovsk.
Although my family are not listed in the 8,700 deportees in the Ambassador's document from Tokyo, I did see the Kiellrowski region with other families listed.
(There is a list of USSR regions that deportees were sent to at the beginning. So on Page 9 there is a reference to the area my family were deported to under the Heading 40. Siwiero Kazachstnskaja Oblast (Centrum administr. g. Pietropawlovsk... and then underneath that the fifth region down "Kellerowskij").
I also have a Russian railway map from 1942. It is all in Russian so I cannot read it but it is very detailed. I will scan this and upload it. It will then be possible to also look at the villages/regions within each oblast of Kazakhstan in relation to the railway lines and stations.
If we allocate members who volunteer by Oblast, is it worth writing to each of the local archives. I still need to write to the Petropavlovsk archive - do the local Kazakh archives still have information relating to the NKVD / deportees I wonder - has anybody had any luck with this?
Stan let me know how I can best help,
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Stanislaw Zwierzynski <zwierzinski1957@...> wrote:
> Hi all!
> Due to emergence of new today data, I conceived a new idea.
> The second wave of deportations April 13, 1940 (the family of so-called "enemies of people", almost all - members of men's families who were executed in "Katyn" (3 camps), shot in Minsk and Kiev prisons) was exclusively to the Northern Kazakhstan.
> In the literature this wave of deportations reflects badly. It is now possible to fill in some gaps.
> Maps of places in Kazakhstan, showing locations of deported (like Dr. Gurianov maps for Arkhangelsk and Vologda region) does not exist.
> There is a proposal first to make the table, and then apply it to real map of Kazakhstan.
> Many localities in Kazakhstan renamed - but they can be defined.
> This would be an important contribution to common cause, especially for those who are just starting look for traces of their relatives.
> I am one can not be done this work, group may be broken by regions (oblasts), - for a basis that data released today.
> Stan from M.