REPATRIATION AND EXILE: POLITICIZATION OF POLISH DISPLACED PERSON IN 1945-1951
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Between 1945 and 1951 Poles classified as DP (displaced persons) in Germany faced an alternative of either remaining in exile or returning to Poland. Each of these options have been advocated by different power center: from one side the London government whose strategy was to politicize that decision making process, from the other side the Warsaw government who attempted to de-politicize it. In result of that ideological struggle, those who decided to remain in exile became political refugees ready to accept the main foundations of the exile mission that obliged them to engage in the struggle for independent Poland. That process of politicization which began in DP camps was reproduced in the countries of settlement becoming the ideological base for political involvement of the post-war Polish diaspora.
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