From ‘Generation to Generations’

Generation to Generations – a memorable event organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi, on 30th September 2018 in Jamnagar and Balachadi (in Gujarat) – was a step forward in cherishing the the warm and deep-rooted Indo-Polish ties. The event was a part of the ongoing celebrations of 100 years of Poland regaining her independence. It received fairly-well media attention in both the countries. Presenting here the latest coverage from Polish news channel tvn24:

Former Polish WW2 child refugees return to India to mark Poland’s centenary

“Nearly eighty years after they first arrived, a group of Poles returned on Sunday to the western Indian city of Jamnagar where they found sanctuary after fleeing the Soviet occupation of Poland during World War Two.

“Maharaja Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja of Nawanagar, the “Jam Sahib” as he was affectionately called, established a camp for Polish children in his territory, where more than 1,000 arrived from the Soviet Union in 1942 after Stalin granted an “amnesty” to all Polish citizens allowing them to leave. Nawanganar, now Jamnagar in the state of Gujarat, became home for children evacuated from Siberia where they had been transported after the 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland.”

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