Valivade settlement, main road


Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum
Warszawa, Poland

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.


  • Title: Valivade settlement, main road
  • Date: 1943/1948
  • Location: Valivade
  • Contributor: donated by Teresa Glazer
  • Original Source: The Polish History Museum in Warsaw
  • Credit: The Polish History Museum in Warsaw
  • Collection: World War II. Poles in India

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