R.Umiastowski in his book "Poland, Russia and Great Britain 1941-
1945", published in 1946 by Hollis & Carter in London, on page 27
"....The Polish Government had anticipated raising an army numbering
about 300,000 men or even more. This assumption was based on the
facts known by them and confirmed at the time by the Soviet Press.
According to their information, over 300,000 Poles had been taken
prisoner of-war, and roughly 100,000-200,000 conscripted to the Red
Army by the Soviet authorities during the spring of 1941, in Eastern
Poland. In additon to these two groups, there were among the Poles
who had been deported to Russia during that same period, a few
hundred thousand able-bodied men of military age. ...."
On page 207 he writes:
" ......Now another million Polish citizens have been deported beyond
the Urals,of whom about 115,000 left Russia in 1942,and are now in
the Polish forces or in settlements for women, children, old people
and other civilians. ........To-day the USSR is putting forward
claims to the whole of that part of Poland assigned to it by the
Ribbentrop-Molotov Treaty. This territory was inhabited by 5,274.000
Poles. About 800,000 o these, together with about 200,000 Ukrainians
and White Ruthenians, were deported into the interior of Russia in
1940 and 1941. ..............
(Grabski, W., The Polish-Sviet Frontier, London,1943, p.35-36)."
In my opinion , the Russian authorities did not keep a proper record
of how many individuals were deported ,and no one will ever now.
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