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how many labour camps in siberia?


tessapilipczuk 9 | 14  
16 Jan 2007 /  #1
Can someone PLEASE tell me how many labour camps were in siberia?was there one or loads?is there a list, if there is more then one?My grandfather was ordered by ANDERS to be part of an army that went to Iran and then Monte cassino. So,Did Anders take the prisoners from ONE camp in siberia or was they all over siberia....?Thankyou,Tessa
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Jan 2007 /  #2
was there one or loads?

Thousands. Seriously.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
16 Jan 2007 /  #3
Many Polish soldiers died during their journey to the place of mobilization, or never were even informed that there was an amnesty and that they were free to go and join polish army. Sad.
professays  
18 Jan 2007 /  #4
Matyjasz, how does your posting "Many Polish soldiers died during their journey to the place of mobilization, or never were even informed that there was an amnesty and that they were free to go and join polish army" relate to the topic of labour camps in Siberia
anielka 2 | 84  
4 Feb 2007 /  #5
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how does your posting "Many Polish soldiers died during their journey to the place of mobilization, or never were even informed that there was an amnesty and that they were free to go and join polish army" relate to the topic of labour camps in Siberia

Because they were in the Siberian camps-I suggest a good book"An Army in Exile" by L.T-General W. Anders- the C.I.C. Polish Forces in the U.S.S.R.- it gives a very good explanation of how they are inextricably linked- it is a myth the labor camps were only for civilians/prisoners of war.
eabc 1 | 28  
4 Feb 2007 /  #6
thousands - that's right.

but how many? who konws!

Brother of my grandfather was sent to camp in Siberia with his wife and two small children. His wife died because of lack of food and so on... And you know... some Russian man (I dont know why he did it) He said that whole family died and in the coffins (inside - he with children) took them out of the camp. They were going back to Poland two or three years on foot. And they did it.

You can try find more infotmations in books written by Norman Davies.
anielka 2 | 84  
4 Feb 2007 /  #7
but how many? who konws!

A major problem is that the Communists either did not have or refuse to give up documents eg Katyn ,pertaining to names, locations,eg Kolyma,eg Siberian camps- unlike the meticulous German records- until these are produced people will continue to search for missing relatives- to no avail.

Norman Davies provides a thorough if overall broad view of events of Polish History- he is after all an Historian. I'm not sure if he could enough specific detail.

Thousands of camps, millions of people.
Matyjasz: "sad"-that's an understatement.....
Enialedam  
10 Feb 2007 /  #8
Are there any records of the people who went to the camps? My great-grandfather and great-uncle died in one, and both are burried there ... I would one day like to go to "their" camp and pay my respects ...
feral belcher  
10 Feb 2007 /  #9
For those of you who can read Polish there's a great article about it.
Type triple w before the link
.naszdziennik.pl/index.php?typ=my&dat=20070210&id=my15.txt
littlemak_uk 2 | 10  
13 Feb 2007 /  #10
Try this web site, it is very good for people whose ancestors were in labour camps in lots of Countries.

dpcamps.org/russianpow.htm

dpcamps.org
This is the home page of the site.
Dingbat  
3 Mar 2007 /  #11
The Kresy-Siberia group have a number of maps of the camps here - gallery.kresy-siberia.org/SovietCamps

We also have links to the records of those who were deported there, but there is very little about those who died.

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