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Author's Note
Author's note

The departure from India marked the end of the Indian leg of the journey of the Poles deported to the USSR. With only about 10 per cent of the Polish population in India opting to return to Poland after the War, most of them were yet to reach a place in the world they could call ‘home’ for the rest of their lives.

None of the survivors of the Soviet deportation mentioned here, or otherwise, has received any compensation from any government—Soviet or Polish—for all the losses suffered by them and their families till the time of this going into print. While some applications have been sought by the Polish government, no tangible compensation has yet been accorded. No trials were ever conducted for the war crimes of deportation of 1.7 million ...

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