Several hundred thousand Poles in that section of their country now under Soviet Russian domination have been ruthlessly deported to Siberia, the Polish Embassy in Washington has stated.
"The methods of the Red Czar are becoming more and more like those of the White Czars and remind us of the exile of serfs in the imperial times. These methods were revolt/hg to the whole civilised world and were to be completely done away with by the advent of Lenin. In the footsteps of the Czars, Stalin has sent out to the General Governorship of the, Steppes (that is how they call it) hundreds of thousands of Poles; they rank from a very young age up to the age of 72, and many women are among them. They will increase the number of the socalled undesirables, who are sent out to Siberia, there to die slowly of misery, starvation and cold, by 20,000 a year,
"Statistics show that one-third of those deported disappear without being accounted for, due to the wretched conditions and maltreatment. Where the serfs of the imperial times slowly perished, Polish intellectuals arc doomed to finish their path of misery which started on September 1, 1939. Hurled into wooden shacks, built on a soil frozen many feet deep, they are forced into hard labour, forced to face one of the worst climates existing in the world, The famous burans, snowstorms of great violence, destroy thousands of horses and cattle every year. No need to say that they wipe out people, especially those who are not used to this climate and whose health has been strongly affected by cold and famine since the outbreak of the war."