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By Gordon Swoger

The unusual Odyssey of Poland’s nationwide Treasures, 1939-1961 tells the tale of the Polish nationwide treasures –their evacuation from their place of origin below perilous stipulations after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and their next removing to western Europe after which to Canada. on the finish of the conflict Polish governments, a Communist one in Warsaw and a non-Communist one in London, vied for regulate of the nationwide treasures. earlier than lengthy the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, the RCMP, and the Canadian and Quebec governments all turned fascinated by the determined hide-and-seek disagreement among the 2 Polish governments. finally, in February 1961, the discharge of the old treasures was once negotiated they usually have been lower back to their place of origin, twenty-two years after their wartime departure. It used to be certainly an extended voyage home!

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