I came across an excellent and shocking article/essay in the July-August 2003 issue of Palestra (bi-monthly magazine of Adwokatura=Polish Bar Association) titled, "Dlaczego/Why?" by Stanislaw Mikke, a Polish attorney. The article is in Polish.
A Polish law of January 24, 1991, permits certain people who are unable to work due to the deportations of 1940 to petition for pensions. Apparently, many physicians who make the determination of medical disability have been unwilling to grant pensions to Sybiraks. This applies, in particular, to doctors who practice in provinces where there are many Sybiraks: dolnoslaskie, lubuskie, zachodniopomorskie, wielkopolskie, and Lodz. One such physician told a 71-year-old female applicant that she was as healthy as a mare/kobyla and could go to Siberia once again! Of course, others are appalled by such inhumanity.
Well worth reading. Sorry, I do not have time to translate. I would be interested in more recent information, if anyone comes across it.
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