The 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade
(1 Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa)
Ship No 11 (Wave 2)
Overview Of The Zhdanov
The Zhdanov was a XXXXX and was owned by XXXX
It was one of the official ships (unofficial flotillas of fishing boats were also involved) organised by Stalin in 1942 at Krasnovodsk (Russian: Красноводск) (Modern day Türkmenbaşy) to transport Polish exiles (also mistakenly called "deportees") who had been held captive in Siberia/Kazakhstan labour camps over the Caspian Sea to Pahlevi (Pahlavi) now called Banzar-e Anzali which is in modern day Northwest Iran.
From passenger testimonies & any other available data this is a "best educated guess" of the ships movements.
- Embark: 1942 | Time:
- Depart: 1942 | Time:
- Arrive: 20/08/42 (Ross Report) | Time:
Extract From "The Ross Report"
According to the Ross Report, here is who was on this ship;
- Stalin's Ethnic Cleansing in Eastern Poland By Teresa Jeśmanowa (Link to book )- "In a terrible crowd, we left there on the boat called "Kaganovich", loaded to the brim, and reached Pahlevi on 21 August.