World War Two: the deportation of Polish refugees to Abercorncamp in Northern Rhodesia

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World War Two: the deportation of Polish refugees to Abercorncamp in Northern Rhodesia

Type: Master thesis
Title: World War Two: the deportation of Polish refugees to Abercorncamp in Northern Rhodesia
Author: Sandifort, Mary-Ann
Issue Date: 2015-04-20
Keywords: Abercorncamp Mbala Northern Rhodesia Zambia Polish refugees World War Two
Abstract: In World War Two Polish refugees were deported from Poland to the Soviet Union, to Uzbekistan and to Persia. From Persia half of them were deported to East and Southern Africa. Northern Rhodesia had three camps. One of the camps was in Abercorn, in the remote Northern Province. This thesis explores why the camp was built in such a remote area, how the Poles got there, how long they stayed, the rules in the camp, their daily life and the contacts with the British and the Zambians.
Description: This thesis is to a great extend based on primary sources, being the National Archives in Lusaka, interviews and a fieldvisit to Mbala, which used to be called Abercorn.
Supervisor: Schrover, Marlou
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: African Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Africa studies
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/32948
 

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