Decision of 26.VIII.41
1. - On Resettling Germans from the Republic of Volga Germans ,
Saratov and Stalingrad oblasts.
(Resolution of the SNK USSR and CC VKP /b/).
Council of Peoples Commissariats Union of SSRs and CC VKP (b) resolves:
1. Resettle all Germans from the Volga German Republic and from Saratov and Stalingrad oblasts a total number of 479,841 people to the following krais and oblasts.
Krasnoyarsk Kray - 75,000 people
Altay Kray - 95,000 "
Omsk Oblast - 85,000 "
Novosibirsk Oblast - 100,000 "
Kazakh SSR - 125,000 "
Of this Number:
Semipalatinsk Oblast - 18,000 "
Akmola Oblast - 25,000 "
North Kazakhstan Oblast - 25,000 "
Kustanay Oblast - 20,000 "
Pavlodar Oblast - 20,000 "
East Kazakhstan Oblast - 17,000 "
Resettle all Germans without exception, those living in cities, as well as those living in rural locations, of this number are members of the VKP (b) [Communist Party] and VLKSM [Komsomol].
Source: A photograph of the first page of the document is reproduced in A.A. German and A.N. Kurochkin, Nemtsy SSSR v trudovoi armii (1941-1945), Moscow: Gotika, 1998, p. 6. Translation from Russian to English by J. Otto Pohl.