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Polish War Veterans in Alberta

The Last Four Stories

Aldona Jaworska

Canadian Studies, Military History, Polish History

Paperback
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9781772123739
Pages: 248 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 85 black and white photographs

In the aftermath of World War II, more than 4,500 Polish veterans, displaced by the war events and the emerging Soviet-oriented Polish government, were resettled in Canada as farm workers; 750 of these men were accepted by the province of Alberta. Polish War Veterans in Alberta examines how these former soldiers experienced their new country and its sometimes-harsh postwar realities. This compelling work of social history is brought to life through the words and stories of four veterans, whose remembrances provide an intimate firsthand look at a moment of Canada’s past that is at risk of being forgotten.

Aldona Jaworska was born and raised in Poland and came to Canada as a refugee in 1990. She holds a Masters Degree in Communication and Culture and is interested in intercultural communication. She lives and studies in Calgary.