Polish Orphans of Tengeru : The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada ,1941-1949

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-31
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Polish Orphans of Tengeru is the story of 23 Polish Catholic DP orphans who were brought to Canada from East Africa in 1949 as part of the settlement of the post-war DP crisis. They came to East Africa as part of a mass exodus of Poles out of the gulags of Siberia in 1942 and 1943. In the process of moving them in 1949 from Tanganyika, through Italy and Germany, to Canada, the situation became an international incident, with Warsaw protesting that Canada and the International Refugee Organisation, with the active collaboration of the American and British governments, was kidnapping these children to use as slave labour on Canadian farms and in Canadian factories, tearing them from their families in Poland in the process. It even reached the floor of the General Assembly of the UN and dragged in the Italian, British and American governments before all was said and done.

Author Biography

Lynne Taylor has been an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo since 1992.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Deportation to the Eastp. 11
The Route to Tengerup. 55
The Postwar Settlementp. 91
Doors Closingp. 127
Confrontationp. 153
Warsaw Strikesp. 179
The Scramble for Canadap. 199
Canada - A Home at Lastp. 223
Notesp. 243
Bibliographyp. 275
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