Monthly Archives: October 2018

Santa Rosa, Trending

An unhappy looking band of Polish refugee children in Santa Rosa, Mexico

Polish refugee children with several caregivers at Santa Rosa, Mexico. Julian Plowy Family Album. Before being transported to Mexico in 1943, these Polish children were for close to two years prisoners in Soviet Russia along with their parents and families. Some of them lost their mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents and other close family members. They witnessed unspeakable atrocities…

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Santa Rosa, Trending

Polish refugee children with two caregivers, Santa Rosa, Mexico

Polish refugee children with two adults, Santa Rosa Colony, Mexico. Julian Plowy Family Album. Before being transported to Mexico from India in 1943 on a U.S. Navy ship, these Polish children were for close to two years prisoners in Soviet Russia along with their parents and families. Some of them lost their mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents and other…

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Media, Trending

Józef Czapski on Katyn

Support Silenced Refugees Polish military officer, writer and artist Józef Czapski, who had made a futile search for thousands of missing Polish officers in Soviet Russia during World War II killed on the orders of Stalin in 1940, was censored by the Voice of America (VOA) during his visit to the United States in 1950. Later, under tremendous pressure from…

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Trending, Video

A little Poland for refugees in India

U.S. Government Propaganda Photo, 1943 Support Silenced Refugees Some of the Polish prisoners and slave laborers in Soviet Russia during World War II who had survived, were evacuated first to Iran and became refugees, were temporarily resettled in India. Their story was described in “A Little Poland in India,” a 2015 Indo-Polish co-production documentary by Any Radha and Sumit Osmand…

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RFE, VOA

Cold War Lessons for Voice of America in China

Cold War Radio Museum During the Cold War, it would have been unthinkable for the United States government to put in charge of U.S. international broadcasting through the Voice of America (VOA) an American businessman like Armand Hammer who had made millions for his company in various business deals with Soviet Russia. U.S. international broadcasting and business activities behind the…

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Photos

U.S. Government propaganda photo: Young Polish refugee

U.S. Government Propaganda Photo (1943) By Ted Lipien This U.S. Government propaganda photo showing a healthy-looking Polish boy was taken by the Office of War Information (OWI) photographer in Iran in 1943. To protect Stalin and the anti-Germany military alliance with Moscow, pro-Soviet propagandists in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration did not publish photos of Polish children who were starved,…

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