Sword, Keith.

Deportation and Exile : Poles in the Soviet Union, 1939-48 - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 1994. - 1 online resource (285 p.) - eBooks on Demand Studies in Russia and East Europe . - Studies in Russia and East Europe .

Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 The Mass Movement of Poles to the USSR, 1939-41; 2 The Sikorski-Maisky Pact of 1941 and the 'Amnesty' for Poles Confined on Soviet Territory; 3 The Evacuation of Poles from the USSR during 1942; 4 The Relief Effort on Behalf of 'Amnestied' Poles; 5 The Role of Polish Communists in the USSR, 1943-45; 6 Renewed Deportations from Polish Territory, 1944-45; 7 Repatriation from the Soviet Union, 1944-48; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

Deportation and Exile describes the fate of hundreds of thousands of Poles - men, women and children - deported to Soviet territory by Stalin's security agencies between 1939 and 1948. Amnestied in 1941, recruited to Polish units formed on Soviet soil, tens of thousands made their exit into Persia in 1942. The rest either made their way back to Poland as combat troops, having been recruited to a second, communist-led army in 1943-44, or else awaited formal repatriation agreements concluded towards the end of the war.

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Poland - Relations - Soviet Union.
Polish people - Soviet Union - History - 20th century.
Soviet Union - Relations - Poland.
World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 - Deportations from Poland.
World War, 1939-1945 - Forced repatriation.

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D810.D5 / S967 1994

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