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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: Investigates social consequences of the presence of thousands PolishPWOs in Iran during WW2. They were a population transferred to Siberia following the invasion of Hitler and Stalin to Poland. Then, after the invasion of German to the Soviet Union, many Polish migrants were moved to Iran. Polish military personnel were sent to South Africa and India to fight the war. Others stayed in camps in Iran.
Method/Research Approach: Library and archival resources were utilized to prepare this article.
Findings: At the beginning food crisis in major cities intensified and contagious diseases spread in the country. Gradually, as the migrants settled down, the condition became favorable for them to become socially active: children attended school and learned different crafts like carpet weaving and the art of engraving. Men found jobs in hotels and restaurants and women worked as housemaids. Migrants organized numerous cultural and sport events. They established fruitful interactions with Iranians.