Public Lectures and Seminars

Poles in UCC after the Second World War

After WWII, thousands of Polish refugees in Britain were invited to UCC. Dr Bozena Cierlik, UCC, will give a talk on this as part of UCC Refugee Week 2020.

In the first years after WWII, thousands of Poles who were refugees in Britain were transferring from army to civilian life. They were pilots, who fought in the Battle of Britain, Polish Army soldiers and other political refugees and their families. In 1945 Professor Alfred O'Rahilly offered places in UCC to a group of Polish students as he felt compelled to help them: "I think we should do all in our power to help, as the British nor the Americans are likely to do anything for these people."

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars:
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: WW7 West Wing Main Quad
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Anne-Marie Curtin

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