Forever in the USSR (1946-)
21.07.1944 – Proclamation of the Polish Committee of National Liberation in Lublin, a provisional government under the protection of USSR in opposition to the Government of the Republic of Poland in exile, in London.
09.09.1944 – Agreements with the Ukrainian SSR and Byelorussian SSR on population transfer. On the basis of the agreements Polish citizens were forced to resettle on the territories of post war Poland.
22.11.1944 – Agreement on population transfer with the Lithuanian SSR.
11.02.1945 – Yalta Conference. USSR, Great Britain and USA affirmed the Curzon Line as the new eastern border between Poland and the Soviet Union. Poland loses the Borderlands to the Soviets.
06.07.1945 – Agreement between the Soviet Union and Poland on the repatriation from the USSR territory of all those Poles and Jews who were able to prove their Polish citizenship obtained before WWII.
1945-1946 – Repatriation from the Soviet Union to Poland of the 1940 – 1941 exiles and inhabitants of the Easter Borderlands, the former territory of the Second Polish Republic.
1956-1957 – Another repatriation agreement between Poland and the USSR. More than than 200,000 Polish citizens come back to Poland from the USSR interior and the former territory of the Eastern Borderlands during the years 1955 – 1956. Thousands of those unable to prove their Polish citizenship were left behind.
1989 r. – Fall of the communism in Poland
26.12.1991 r. – Dissolution of the USSR
09.11.2000 – The Repatriation Act so that people without Polish citizenship but of Polish origin have the right to come back to Poland. It allows the repatriation of Poles who had remained in the East and in particular in the Asian part of the former USSR due to deportations, exile and other ethnically-motivated forms of persecution, to re-settle in Poland.
Soldier, Polish 2nd Corps, Polish Resettlement Corps in the UK