Osz or Osh Slave Labor Camp in Russia, WWII #general #yizkorbooks #russia


Can anyone help me locate Osz (Polish spelling) slave labor camp, somewhere in the Russian Federation in WW II. To escape from the Nazis in Poland in 1940, they crossed over into Vawkarysk in SW Belarus. They were deported by the Russians to Vologda in NW Russia in 1941, and from 1942-1946 they were in Osz/Osh. Their jobs were to cut timber and crush limestone. Can anyone me locate Osz/Osh? 
Thanks in advance
Reba Solomon

Relly coleman

osh, kyrgyzstan
many polish jewish refugees were relocated here after ‘emancipation’ from labor camps, following Germany’s attack on Russia.  

relly coleman


Adam Turner

Osh is the name of the second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan. 

I was not able to turn up information on a WWII forced labor camp in Osh, specifically, on a quick Google search, but I wouldn't be surprised if there indeed was one there.

There is at least one documentary about the deportation of Polish Jews to forced labor camps in Central Asia: https://fontanalib.org/books/saved-deportation-unknown-odyssey-polish-jews

An anthology published a few years ago also mentions Polish Jews in Osh, though a quick look didn't seem to specifically mention a Gulag facility or other labor camp there: https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12657/30014/650080.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Adam Turner