The real figure is that the Reich had 1,579,000 jude while the Soviets had 1,053,200
The deportations to Siberia took place in four waves, with up to 1.5 million Poles deported, according to Tadeusz Piotrowski’s Poland’s Holocaust. Up to 400,000 Js were in those transports (other sources of course say less, especially the NKVD). Zionism was deemed counterrevolutionary, mass arrests, summary executions, and a general degradation of living standards occurred. The destinations of this human cargo was mainly Northern Kazakhstan and the vast reaches of Siberia.
Such statements as Poland once had a Jewish population of three million, 90% of whom were killed in Hitler's Holocaust. by
Pawel Bramson are simply untrue. There is absolutely no mention by such people as to the involvement of dissolution by the Soviets. Wiki and other sources mention that 350 000 Polish Juden survived the war. The Soviets did not let their Js go back.
Many more Js were forced over the Sans and Bug rivers in columns by the thousands; some also fled into the Soviet Union. This flight away from the sphere of German influence was facilitated by the circumstance that the Soviets originally also occupied the territory between the Vistula and Bug rivers as specified in the German-Soviet agreement on the division of Polish territory.
In the Eichmann “Trial” in Jerusalem, the Polish Juden Zwi Patscher andYakov Goldfine testified that the Germans drove Polish Jews marching four abreast in long columns onto the Soviet portion of occupied Poland. The
Judaica reported in a similar vein:
attack the Jews. […] the Jews were deported by the Germans [September 1939]
to the area under Soviet control on the other side of the San River. […] Those
who were deported to the Soviet Zone lived there in very difficult economic
conditions. In the summer of 1940 many of them were deported to the Soviet
The exact number of people who fled into Soviet territory or mass evicted is unknown but the number of Polish Js would be considerable less than 1,579,000. One could easily take off 179, 000 people which would leave a population of 1.4 million for the Germans to deal with. As 350 000 survived there is a missing population of 1.05 million.
In WWII Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilians killed) are estimated at 50–56 million people, while there were an additional estimated 19 to 28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine. WWII casualties The 19-28 million would be civilian populations, not shot, holocausted but death by disease and famine. Using the upper figures of 56 and 28 million deaths respectively, this means that 50% of war deaths were attributed to disease and famine. (lower figure is 38%)
1.4 million with a 50% mortality due to disease and famine means that 700,000 Js perished through war related disease and famine. Considering that 350,000 people (juden) survived means that there are 350 000 missing jüdisch Poles from the German sector.
The high deaths can be attributed to the severe winters, congenital diseases which Juden are prone to, lack of food and of course Typhus. Considering the appalling conditions these people found themselves in, fighting the Germans. Although the exact number of casualties is unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions.
This along with disease would account for the missing. There was no need for a Holocaust.