Polish Embassy in Wellington

Zapraszamy do udziału w pokazach filmowych, z których dochód będzie przekazany na rzecz Ukrainy, oraz loterii, na którą Ambasada przekazała wiele ciekawych pozycji książkowych w języku angielskim.

Tickets are on sale now for the screening of ‘Overcoming Fate’ by Marek Lechowicz – a 2015 documentary that tells the story of the Polish Pahiatua Children. Seats are limited – get in quick, so you don’t miss out!

All funds raised will go towards supporting Ukrainian refugees that have fled to Kazimierz Dolny in Poland.

On 31 October 1944, 733 Polish refugee children and 105 adult caregivers, sailed into Wellington Harbour on the General Randall. On 1 November, they settled into the Polish Children’s Camp at Pahiatua. The relationship between Pahiatua and Poland is still acknowledged to this day with a monument that stands at the site of the Children’s Camp and a formalised „Twin Town” relationship with Kazimierz Dolny in Poland.

Pahiatua Museum Tararua District Council Kazimierz Dolny Artur Pomianowski – Burmistrz Kazimierza Dolnego Tracey Collis, Tararua District Mayor