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Petition for asylum for Polish refugee children introduced in the U.S. Senate in 1943

Throughout World War II, the arrests and forced deportations of Polish families to labor camps by Soviet Russia received practically no mainstream media coverage in the United States. After the Soviet Union became an important military ally against Nazi Germany with the sudden collapse of Stalin’s alliance with Hitler and his attack on Russia in June 1941, the propaganda agency…

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The Light of the Candle

Following the August 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact and the joint German-Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, which started World War II, the Soviets began the first mass deportation of Poles on February 10, 1940 from the occupied eastern part of Poland. Whole families were arrested, usually early in the morning, and sent in overcrowded cattle train wagons to forced labor…

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A poem about Wojtek the Soldier Bear

Support Silenced Refugees Wojtek can you hear me? By Anne Kaczanowski Wojtek can you hear me?   Wojtek do you still remember me?   Wojtek czy pamietasz? Wojtek czy jeszcze pamietasz mnie?   The penetrating sound of friends transcend the pages of time   And the bear turns his ear as the bell of the universe chimes   He remembers…

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