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Poland remembers India’s wartime hospitality

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Grzegorz Siwicki 13.11.2017 16:33
  • Poland remembers India’s wartime hospitality
Between 1943 and 1948, around 5,000 Polish World War II refugees, especially orphans and half-orphans, found shelter in the Indian principality of Kolhapur.
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This past weekend in Warsaw, Polish state and community officials as well as the Indian ambassador to Poland unveiled a plaque to commemorate this historical event and thank India for its wartime hospitality.

“The Polish community … was called Little Poland in far-off India. We haven’t forgotten about those past events and this plaque is a token of gratitude. We are very grateful to the Indian people...” the head of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance, Jarosław Szarek, said.

Michał Owczarek reports.

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