Friday, December 19, 2014

Number of Russian German Deportees in 1941

Number of Russian Germans deported by the NKVD to Siberia and Kazakhstan during fall 1941.

Volga German ASSR -365,764
Saratov Oblast - 46,706
Stalingrad Oblast - 26,245
Rostov Oblast - 38,742
Krasnodar Krai - 37,733
Ordzhonikidze Krai - 99,990
Total for R.S.F.S.R. - 666,818
Zaporozhia Oblast - 31,320
Voroshilovgrad Oblast - 12,488
Stalin Oblast - 35,925
Total for Ukrainian SSR - 82,983
Georgian SSR - 20,423
Azerbaijan SSR - 23,593
Armenian SSR - 212
Total for USSR - 794,069

Source: Viktor Krieger, Bundesbuerger russlanddeutscher Herkunft: Historische Schluesselerfahrungen und kollektives Gedaechtnis (Muenster: Lit Verlag, 2013), table no. 1, p. 30.

1 comment:

derRach said...

How do we - how can we, the descendants of ethnic German survivors in the diaspora of Russian-Germans - confront the society of Russia to morally accept their history of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by Tsarist and Soviet Russia during World War One and World War Two?

When can a campaign begin to confront them of the totality of genocide of several defenseless ethnic minority races? If not now, when?

Why cannot there be an organized effort of remembrance and a commission to examine the manifest evil and acts of horrific villainy as perpetrated by the persons and under the governments of Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov, alias Nicholas II (1868-1918), Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin (1870-1924), and Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili, alias Stalin (1878-1953). Their names and the names of as many of their their organizations, agents and proxies, including the infamous katorga and gulag systems, that can still be identified should be indicted in a bill forwarded to the modern successor state authorities in Russia and relayed to the Commonwealth of Independent States. They are not martyrs and not heroes, nor should they ever be rehabilitated.

After discovering and reviewing this blog in its entirety, I believe that it cries out for the next step to be undertaken for as long as it takes.

History can not and ought not be left to the sensibilities of the victors or to the oppressors.

When writing this appeal, I was moved by the unknown agonies of the individual victims, for the sake of the beautiful children of today and their unborn descendants to come.