Kolhapur: Danuta, a 93-year old Polish lady had a warm and emotional reunion with her childhood hockey playmates B. S. Shinde, 87, and D. B. Jadhav, 88 at a ceremony where a Memorial Pillar was unveiled by Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz to remember the thousands of persecuted Polish refugees who escaped to India during World War II and were given shelter in erstwhile kingdoms of Kolhapur and Jamnagar in the then Bombay Province; in Maharashtra's Kolhapur on Sep 14, 2019. (

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A Memorial Pillar unveiled by Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz to remember the thousands of persecuted Polish refugees who escaped to India during World War II and were given shelter in erstwhile kingdoms of Kolhapur and Jamnagar in the then Bombay Province; in Maharashtra's Kolhapur on Sep 14, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

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A photograph of the Polish hockey team at the time of WW-II that lived in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

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