Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Fulfillment of GKO Order 1123ss of 10 January 1942

GKO Order 1123ss of 10 January 1942 originally called for the mobilization of 120,000 deported Russian-German men from Kazakhstan and Siberia into the labor army to work at eight NKVD labor camps and seven NKPS rail construction projects. The eight labor camps were to receive 80,000 conscripts. However, the Soviet government only initially managed to  induct 67,691 men to work at these camps. Below are listed the eight camps as well as four camps not in the original plans. The first number is the number planned for induction and the second is the actual number initially inducted.

Sevurallag - 12,000 / 8,441 logging camp (Urals)
Ivdel'lag - 12,000 / 12,899 logging camp (Urals)
Usol'lag - 5,000 / 4,940  logging camp (Urals)
Ust'vymlag - 4,000 / 0 logging camp (Far North)
Viatlag - 7,000 / 6,800 logging camp (Urals)
Kraslag - 5,000 / 5,084 logging camp (Siberia)
Bakalstroi - 30,000 / 11,722 industrial construction (Urals)
Bogoslovstroi - 5,000 / 6,900 industrial construction (Urals)
Solikamstroi - 0 /2,396 industrial construction (Urals)
Tavdinlag - 0/1981 logging camp (Urals)
Tagilstroi - 0/2,870 industrial construction (Urals)
Sevzheldorstroi - 0/4,753 railway construction (Far North)
Total: 67,691

Sources:

N.F. Bugai, (ed.),  "Mobilizovat' nemtsev v rabochie kolonny... I. Stalin": Sbornik dokumentov (1940-e gody) (Moscow: Gotika, 1998), doc. 18, pp. 39-40, doc. 35, pp. 58-59. doc. 36, pp. 59-60, and doc. 47, pp. 70-71.

Viktor Krieger, "Einsatz in Zwangsarbeitslager" in Alfred Eisfeld, ed., Von der Autonomiegrundung zur Verbannung und Entrechtung . Die Jahre 1918 und 1941 bis 1948 in der Geschichte der Deutschen in Russland (Stuttgart: Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, 2008), table 1, p. 141.


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