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Plaque commemorates the millions of Polish citizens who lost their lives in Nazi Concentration Camps and Soviet labour Camps during World War Two.

In the aftermath of the German and Soviet invasion of Poland, which took place in September 1939, the territory of Poland was divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Both powers were hostile to Poland's sovereignty, the Polish culture and the Polish people, aiming at their destruction. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union coordinated their Poland-related policies until Germany's Operation Barbarossa in 1941 against the Soviet Union.

The German Nazi crimes against the Polish nation claimed the lives of 2.77 million ethnic Poles according to estimates of the Polish government-affiliated Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), and 2.7 to 2.9 million Polish Jews. Historians outside Poland put the number of Jewish victims of the Holocaust in occupied Poland at 3.0 million.

Location

Address:82 Kintore Avenue, Migration Museum, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.919781
Long: 138.601777
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Genocide
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st September, 1993
Front Inscription
A MEMORIAL TO THE MILLIONS OF POLISH CITIZENS
WHO PERISHED BETWEEN 1939 -1945
IN NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP AND SOVIET LABOUR CAMPS
AND
WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES IN JOINING THE ALLIES
ON ALL FRONTS DURING WORLD WAR 11

FEDERATION OF POLISH ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
1 SEPTEMBER 1993

 
Source: MA
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