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Type: Journal article
Title: Forgotten people and places: 'Stalin's Poles' in Persia, India and Africa, 1942-50
Author: Sendziuk, P.
Citation: History Australia, 2015; 12(2):41-61
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1449-0854
1833-4881
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Responsibility: 
Paul Sendziuk
Abstract: Often overlooked in histories of displaced persons (DPs) who came to Australia after the Second World War are those who suffered Soviet rather than Nazi aggression, and who found salvation in DP camps outside of Europe. This article addresses this relative neglect by exploring the fate of Polish citizens who were deported to the Soviet Union during the war and spent up to eight years in DP camps in the Middle East, India and Africa before arriving in Australia. These camps provided a level of security and physical, psychological, and moral rehabilitation that historians argue was largely absent from the European DP camps after the war.
Rights: © 2014, Australian Historical Association
RMID: 0030033734
DOI: 10.1080/14490854.2015.11668569
Published version: http://journals.publishing.monash.edu/ojs/index.php/ha/article/view/1308
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