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Girls from Valivade on a cycling trip

1943/1948

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum

The settlement in Valivade near Kolhapur was founded in 1943 and was one of the largest permanent settlements for Polish refugees (around 5,000 people had passed through it by 1948). The first group of Poles arrived in Valivade on 11 June 1943. Valivade was a family settlement inhabited by mothers with their children and men unfit for military service.

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  • Title: Girls from Valivade on a cycling trip
  • Date: 1943/1948
  • Location: Valivade
  • Contributor: The Polish History Museum in Warsaw
  • Original Source: The Association of Poles in India 1942–1948
  • Credit: The Association of Poles in India 1942–1948
  • Collection: World War II. Poles in India

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