New Zealand's First Refugees: Pahiatua's Polish Children
The largest camp in India was in Balachadi near Jamnagar under the care of Father Franciszek Pluta and the almost fatherly care of Maharajah Jam Saheba. The camp was liquidated after the assassination of Mahatma Ghandi in 1948, so all foreigners were forced to leave India. The children joined the Polish orphans scattered in camps from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, to Kenya and Uganda in East Africa. As they grew up, the children migrated mainly to the UK to join their surviving relatives, take up studies or work.