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Memory is our Homeland in the Montreal Gazette

Montreal filmmaker Jonathan Durand

Montreal documentary looks at Poles exiled to Africa in World War II

Sept 13 , 2019 by Brendan Kelly

Memory Is Our Homeland, a documentary by Montreal director Jonathan Durand, tells story of Poles exiled to Africa in the 1940s.

Montreal filmmaker Jonathan Durand grew up hearing incredible stories from his Polish grandmother and other relatives about their forced exile from Poland, how they were deported first to Siberia, and then ended up spending years in refugee camps in East Africa in the 1940s. But what Durand didn’t realize at the time was that these stories were part of a secret history that you won’t likely read about in your university textbooks.

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