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The Sontay

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The captain (far left) on board the Sontay with the Polish children, guardians and crew members. Wacław Sumicz (left of captain's hand), Mieczysław Bieniowski (below captain's elbow), Andrzej Dawidowski (front left) Bolesław Żygadło (behind Dawidowski), Sister Monika Alexandrowicz (far right bottom), ship's officer (left of Sister) The Sontay was a cargo ship which took the Polish refugees on a most uncomfortable journey from Iran to Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in September 1944 on their way to New Zealand Waiting to board the Sontay in Khorramshahr, Iran, October 1944


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