Poland's stance towards political dissidents from other countries?

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Poland's stance towards political dissidents from other countries?

Post by Futurist » 05 Jan 2021 22:03

What was Poland's stance towards political dissidents from other countries, such as Germany and the Soviet Union? Did Poland allow them to immigrate in unlimited numbers and to conduct whatever activities they pleased once they were in Poland?

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Re: Poland's stance towards political dissidents from other countries?

Post by Futurist » 02 May 2021 01:44

@wm, Steve, and gebhk: Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Poland's stance towards political dissidents from other countries?

Post by wm » 02 May 2021 08:41

I don't think such things (i.e., privileges for political dissidents) even existed anywhere in the world (with the exception of the German Jews, who weren't usually political dissidents anyway).

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Re: Poland's stance towards political dissidents from other countries?

Post by gebhk » 04 May 2021 08:22

Hi Futurist

Can't say as not my area of interest. I know of a number of Georgian officers who were given contract commissions (oficer kontraktowy) in the Polish Army during and after the fall of the Georgian uprising. This was a loophole specially created to get around the fundamental legal requirement that officers in the Polish Army must be Polish citizens. From 1928, Ukrainian émigré officers were admitted on the same basis.

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