The only information I have on this is from word of mouth from families I have found doing research on Markostaw.
All of the survivors who were not deported during the war that I have found were sent to Pomerania after the war.
According to some it was because of continuing partisan fighting between Polish and Ukrainian groups and the Soviets wanted to end it.
So, because the Poles were in the minority by far they simply found it more practical to relocate the Poles vs the Ukrainians.
I suspect that groups like the Lwow Poles were left alone because they were not participating in that since most of it was taking place in the countryside and not in the cities.
Its notable that the film "In Darkness" takes place in Lwow and involves a Polish utility worker among others.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "Mark and Oyun" <mark_oyun@...> wrote:
> Dear Tim,
> The following might be of interest re the Tatar question.
> Regards, Mark Ostrowski
> --- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Tim Bucknall <tim.bucknall@> wrote:
> > How did the small number of Poles who remained in Lwow, Grodno etc
> > after 1946 manage to escape deportation to the west, or were they
> > gulag inmates who were allowed to return home after Stalin died?
> > Czech seems to have had a surprisingly strong influence on the Lwow
> > dialect for such a small population, were Czechs some kind of favoured
> > "adminstration class" in Hapsburg Galicia because they were
> > considered less rebellious than Poles?
> > did the tiny Czech population in Galicia escape post war deportation?
> > was there an attempt by the soviets to de-polonise the area around
> > Vilnius after WW2 , if not was this because it was considered distant
> > enough from the Polish Border?
> > I actually read that some Poles fleeing Wolyn settled in the
> > Lithuanian SSR after 1945
> > (I assume Zhitomirs Poles survived because it was far away from the
> > border with Poland?)
> > what was the thinking behind the deportation of Poles to Kaliningrad
> > in the 50's, since it goes against what i assume to be the "logic"
> > behind the post war population transfers?
> > did Tartars fight in the Polish Army, what are some typical
> > Kresy/Polish Tartar surnames?
> > I assume that at least some of the Polish population of Bialystock was
> > murdered or deported by the Soviets in 1939-1941, but after the city
> > was returned could any of these deportees return?
> > thanks in advance, hope these questions aren't too dumb :-)
> > Tim
> > ps: after seeing the English high streets slowly dying for most of my
> > lifetime (i was born in 1978), i can't tell you how good it is to see
> > Polish shops opening when most shops are closing!
> > --
> > Tim Bucknall
> > Congleton, UK
> > RDR54D1 + CLP5130