OK, but it does not answer my question. So, where did the Nazis relocate and find farming land for 1.274 million people, by the end of 1942? That is a huge number of people and that number of Jews would be noticed by local people, local officials and the Nazis responsible for administering the area. There would be witnesses and records of that many arrivals.Huntinger wrote: ↑Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:40 pmBarbarossa or the Invasion of the Soviet Union finished 5 Dec 1941. When the Soviets fled they took the Polish populations with them; the resulting mayhem has been discussed elsewhere with millions of deaths. The result was that huge swaths of Polish territory including houses and farms were left vacant. Reports are that the farms closest to the General Government within the vicinity of the Bug were used although technically in Ostland and the RKU. That was far enough away from the fighting and Bolshevik Partizani activity except around Bialystok; Zollgrenzschutz changed their offices from Malkinia/Treblinka to Bialystok at about the same time.
After the occupation of Bialystok, the command centers Ostrow and Sokolow were on an internal border and were converted into main customs offices. This border was monitored by the HZA Siemiatycze in Bialystok from November 1942 . The BZKom were mostly dissolved and relocated to the Bialystoker area.
District Customs Commissioner Malkinia ( taken over by HZA Ostrow in the General Government)
The Bialystok district came under German civil administration, but was formally not part of the German Empire or the General Government bordering in the south .
The High Finance Presidium of East Prussia was responsible for supervising customs border guards . The Reich Ministry of Finance set up main customs offices analogous to the organization in the Reich, which also carried out tax administration in addition to border supervision. Right from the start, customs border guards were under strong pressure from partisans, some of whom were militarily organized in associations, and were heavily involved in preventing smuggling. Several customs border guards were killed, but smugglers were also shot while trying to escape. Customs border guards were allegedly moved to other areas at the end of 1942, but this cannot currently be confirmed or refuted
Can you even say what country they went to? Was it still in Poland, or was it Ukraine, Belorussia or one or more of the Baltic States?