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New Zealand's First Refugees: Pahiatua's Polish Children
  

New Zealand's First Refugees: Pahiatua's Polish Children (Paperback)

Edited by Manterys, Adam
Edited by Zawada, Stefania
Edited by Manterys, Stanislaw
Edited by Zawada, Jozef

Growing up in exile. On 1 November 1944 a group of 732 Polish children and their 102 guardians landed in Wellington Harbour. Together they had shared the fate of 1.7 million Poles who had been ethnically cleansed from their homes in eastern Poland by the Russian Secret Police, un...der Stalin's orders at the start of World War II, and deported in cattle wagons to forced labour camps thousands of miles away throughout Siberia and the Arctic Circle. Life was brutal - subzero temperatures, constant hunger, disease and death surrounded them. Of the 1.7 million, 1 million died and 200,000 are still unaccounted for in Stalin's genocide. This group of children, mostly orphans or having lost family members, were the lucky ones. Through the tides of wartime politics they fled from their bondage, found temporary refuge in Iran, and were finally offered a safe and permanent home in New Zealand. Their story is one of remarkable survival against all odds in war and successfully integrating into a foreign country. This is their book. These are their stories.
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ISBN 9780476007390
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780473351052
Published NZ 8 Oct 2004
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780476007390
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint Polish Children's Reunion Committee
Published 8 Oct 2004
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Manterys, Adam
Edited by Zawada, Stefania
Edited by Manterys, Stanislaw
Edited by Zawada, Jozef
Category History
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Refugees & Political Asylum
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 412
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 305.906914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 - Refugees - Poland, Polish people - New Zealand - Pahiatua, Refugee children - Poland, Refugee children - New Zealand - Pahiatua
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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