Purges in the territories annexed by the USSR – 1939-1941 : Refusal of citizenship and arrest

 

When the Nazis invaded Poland in September 1939, Henry Welch and his mother fled to the east. They found themselves in the Soviet zone. At first his mother refused to take Soviet citizenship, and when she finally came round to the idea, it was too late and the family was arrested.

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Henry Welch in Rome, 19 May 2009
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