Polish Refugees in India 1942-1948

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The Polish Children’s Camp was at Balachadi, near Jamnagar on the Kathiawar Peninsula, Bombay Presidency. The Polish Refugees’ Camp was at Valivade in Kolhapur State, Bombay Presidency

Records at the British Library

External links

  • "Polish Refugees in India During and After the Second World War" by Anuradha Bhattacharjee The Sarmatian Review April 2013 pages 1743-1756 html version pdf. Retrieved 12 October 2014. The author has written a Ph D thesis Polish Refugees in India 1942-48 University of Pune, 2006.
  • An unforgettable journey by Maria van der Linden (1992) (online) The story of a child Polish refugee who spent five years in India from December 1942-1947. She spent a period in the main Polish Refugees' Camp at Valivade-Kolhapur. For a period she attended Kimmins Girls' High School, an Anglican missionary college , at Panchgani inland from Poona where her mother was the school nurse.
  • The General Langfitt Story: Polish Refugees Recount Their Experiences of Exile, Dispersal and Resettlement by Maryon Allbrook and Helen Cattalini 1995. Australian Government publication, now archived.
In 1950 a group of displaced persons arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia, from refugee camps in East Africa aboard a United States Army transport carrier the USAT General W. C. Langfitt. They became known as the 'General Langfitt Group'. Many had spent years in India, prior to going to East Africa.