Swimming competition at the Balachadi settlement


Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum
Warszawa, Poland

The settlement at Balachadi, was provided for the Polish orphans rescued from USSR. It was built in 1942 near Jamnagar, in a location offered by Maharaja Digvijaysinhji in the duchy of Nawanagar, which was under his rule. Through 1942, approximately 650 children (aged 2 to 15) arrived in the settlement.


  • Title: Swimming competition at the Balachadi settlement
  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Balachadi
  • Contributor: The Polish History Museum in Warsaw
  • Original Source: Wiesław Stypuła collection
  • Credit: Wiesław Stypuła
  • Collection: World War II. Poles in India

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