Covering the whole territory occupied by the Soviets in September, 1939, which was 77,606 square miles the population figures according to the 1931 census were.



Ethnicity

Number of Persons

Percentage

Poles

4,794,000

39.9%

Ukrainians and Ruthenians

4,139,000

34.4%

Jews

1,045,000

8.4%

White Ruthenians

993,000

8.5%

Russians

120,000

1.0%

Lithuanians

76,000

0.6%

Germans

85,000

0.7%

Czechs

32,000

0.3%

Others

728,000

6.0%

The approximate estimate that eight years later, on August 31, 1939, the number of Polish citizens on this same territory was just over 13,000.000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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