Uganda


A Corner of a Ugandan Field that is Forever Poland

I would like to share the amazing story of the 7,000 Polish people who were exiled to Uganda during and after World War II, between 1942 and 1952. Some 100 of them are buried in a cemetery in a village 100 km east of Uganda's capital, Kampala. Many people from Poland are not aware of this piece of history concerning their citizens, who suffered the worst atrocities of World War II. Perhaps there are survivors or their relatives who may be interested in the site. I foresee a possibility of developing historical tourism between the people of Poland and Uganda. The site is marked with a memorial stone bearing the names of the dead (see picture) where i took a Polish Visitor in 2005. The cream marble memorial stone was the good work of a Polish priest who lived in Uganda.

Maria Baryamujuraon mbjura@yahoo.com

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4/19/10 Dear Olga Kaczmar,

I got your contact from the internet while surfing the web for information about Polish displaced persons who lived in camps in my country Uganda during WW2. What I am mailing you about is to find out whether you can assist me get in contact with survivors or relatives of those who lived in KOJA and MASINDI camps. I have attached for your information an article which may explain more about my request. If you find the attached information of interest, please get back to me and i share with you what i have in mind concerning the camps.

Kind Regards,

Maria Baryamujura - Ashoka Fellow
Founder & Executive Director
Community Based Tourism Initiatives-COBATI
Airways House, 6 Colville Street
P.O Box 7493 Kampala ,
UGANDA
Tel: +256 41 344613
Mobile : +256 77 2 506747
Email: community@cobati.or.ug/ mbjura@yahoo.co
Website: www.cobati.or.ug


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