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Arrival in India
Arrival in India

The arrival of the Polish children in India started initially as a British-sponsored scheme. The Viceroy accepted the idea of taking in 500 orphaned children out of the USSR and hosting them in India. One of the most favoured locations was Kalimpong in the eastern Himalayas where there were several missionary schools. The move had to be thwarted at the very last moment due to the threat of the War spreading to that region with the Japanese advance, well after a group of Polish children were on their way there. No definitive material has been located so far to suggest when the offer was first made and why it had been kept pending.

India had been a transit point for the Jews escaping Nazi persecution in Germany occupied Poland and ...

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