DIn the late 1940s Poland was invaded by Germany. 1.7 million poles were deported to a labor camp in Siberia including children and adults, They had to travel south to a port on the edge of the Caspian Sea to get to Siberia.
Once’s they arrived in Siberia they were all forced to work, no one like working all the time so they decided to escape. So people decided to go to India, Wellington ,Pahiatua and Africa.
Most polish people choose to come to New Zealand, they came to New Zealand by a ship and got of at Wellington where heaps of other people were waiting.
Once’s the polish people were in New Zealand they were staying at a camp. The camp was like a Military camp children and adults had to wake up early, make their beds and be ready for breakfast but they had to line up.
Lots of kids were feeling happy, all of them had gotten a new toy and clothes. They had their own polish school teacher because they didn’t.
All of the Poland people were welcomed in New Zealand. Everyone was treated fairly and looked after. Most polish people’s family came to visit NZ or start a new beginning in New Zealand.