The Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939 forced thousands of Polish citizens out of the occupied homeland in order to avoid reprisals at the hands of both occupants and to continue the fight for Free Poland. Those, who stayed and fought on the occupied Polish soil formed the largest, close to half a million strong underground resistance movement during WWII.
Close to two million Polish citizens were pulled by force from their homes by the Soviets and condemned to death - murdered by the NKVD or deported to Soviet concentration camps. Many thousands faced the same fate in the Nazi camps.
The war ended officially in May, 1945 - NOT FOR POLAND ! NOT FOR CENTRAL EUROPE !
Treacherous arrangements, made with Stalin by the President of the United States of America, F.D. Roosevelt and Great Britain's Premier, W. Churchill subjected their former ally, Poland, to the brutal Soviet occupation which lasted for close to half a century.
But the fight for Free Poland never stopped !
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