Public Lectures and Seminars

Poles in UCC after the Second World War

In 1945 Professor Alfred O'Rahilly offered places in UCC to a group of Polish refugees in Britain who were transferring from army to civilian life. Dr Bozena Cierlik talks about this time in UCC's history.

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:
Date:
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: West Wing 7, Main Quad
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Anne-Marie Curtin
021-4901993
http://www.ucc.ie/en/edi

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