During World War II, several hundred thousand Poles were deported into far away Russian territory. Russia occupied the eastern part of Poland and imprisoned many people. After the Sikorski-Majski Agreement was signed in July 1941, many Polish citizens were released from the camps in Siberia. Poles began their journey towards the places where the Polish Army was formed under the command of General Wladyslaw Anders as they could count on Polish soldiers help.
Category: British citizens
If you are British citizen, you may wonder how to keep European Union citizenship after Brexit and have easy access to the EU job market, freedom of travel across the Schengen Zone. If you have Polish roots, your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Poland, there is a chance you too have acquired Polish citizenship.
The history of Polish-British migration relations is relatively short. It was not until the end of the 19th century that a phenomenon that could be described as a migration wave took place. Of course, Poles have been traveling to Britain for hundreds of years, but never before on such a scale.
In the United Kingdom there is a big population of British Poles, British citizens of Polish descent. Many of their ancestors settled down in UK after World War II. There were Polish soldiers, servicemen and women, who thought alongside allied forces, Polish military personnel, Polish survivors of German concentration and POW camps.