ARCHIVAL  LISTS - 'Katyn' lists

KATYN is a term that has come to encompass a number of massacres perpetrated by the Russians during WW2 - in the Katyn Forest, at Charkow, and at Miednoje.  Other locations have yet to be identified, and a complete listing of victims remains to be determined.  The following are some of those lists.

  • Ukrainian List - 3,483 names:    This is an listing of Polish citizens who were arrested and subsequently executed on the March 5th 1940 Soviet orders.   

 

The list was compiled by the KARTA Organization from their Index of the Repressed, and other materials.  It was then verified by both IPN (Institute of National Memory) and ROPWiM (Council for the Protection of Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom). 

 

Each entry includes (where available) the Family name and Given name(s), the Given names of the father, and the year of birth.   You can see the original file located in the Index of the Repressed by clicking on Family name.  Please note that the linked information is in Polish only, so you will need to use Google Translate to get an idea of what it says in English.

  • Byelorussian List - 1,149 names:    This is an incomplete listing of Polish citizens who were arrested or taken to POW camps in Bialystok, Novogrod, Wilno, and Polesie provinces in 1939 or 1940.  Persons included in the list could also have gone missing in the Soviet Union, or in the Wolyn, Stanislawow, Tarnopol or Lwow provinces occupied by the USSR.  It is  assumed that some of the individuals listed were murdered on the March 5th 1940 Soviet orders, and are part of the yet-to-be-discovered Byelorussian List.   

 

The list was compiled by the KARTA Organization from their Index of the Repressed, and other materials.  It was then verified by both IPN (Institute of National Memory) and ROPWiM (Council for the Protection of Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom).   Note: The list is currently only in Polish.

 

Each entry includes (where available) the Family name and Given name(s), the Given names of the parents, the date and place of birth, the place of residence before the war, the occupation, and the circumstances of the individual’s disappearance.  Details are frequently incomplete, and some may be incorrect.  Some of the people listed may have been located in the interim.  In many cases it is impossible to determine the eventual fate of the individual.  

  • Katyn List of Posthumous Promotions - 14,113 names:   List of those executed at KATYN, CHARKOW/CHARKIV/KHARKOV, TWER/TWIER/KALININ, and MIEDNOJE, posthumously given a higher rank. The list includes the reference number, the Rank, the Family Name & First Name, the Parent's Name, the person's Year of Birth, the Place of Death.  The source of the list is:  ROPWiM (Council for the Protection of Remembrance of Combat and Martyrdom). .  The list is colour-coded, with the names divided in the following way:

Green coloured text represents members of the Polish Army

Blue coloured text represents members of the Police Services

Brown coloured text represents members of the Border Guards

Purple coloured text represents members of the Prison Services

More lists will be added, as they become available.