Today, 10th April 2013 is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the 500 Polish Children into Oudsthoorn. On Sunday the 7th April a commemorative Mass was held at the Polish Church in Norwood, Johannesburg for the Polish Children of Oudtshoorn and for those Children who have passed on.
Today is also the 3rd anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy when former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his entourage died in an aircraft accident whilst on their way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacres.
Attached is the address that I read to the congregation on Sunday. It may not seem to be immediately obvious but the above two 10th April events are linked in Polish history and an attempt was made to describe this link.
President: Polish Association of Siberian Deportees in South Africa
PS. In local news, today also has significance to a sector of the population
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