Poles buried in Iran
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While on a visit to Tehran, Polish Senate Speaker Bogdan Borusewicz visited the Military Cemetery of Dulab, the largest Polish burial ground in the country, housing the graves of some 2,000 Poles.
The Dulab cemetery houses the graves of 2,000 Poles. Photo: Radio Poland/Danuta Isler
Thousands of Polish refugees were freed from Soviet captivity in the 1940s and taken in by Iran.
While most eventually left Iran after 1945, over 2,900 of Poles died soon after they reached their destination, chiefly due to fatal health complications caused during internment at Soviet labour camps.
"This is a very special place because of the role it plays in the history of both nations and also in their approach and culture because in both cultures the role of those who are paying with their lives for the higher values, for proper deeds, and for their own country is extremely important," Juliusz Gojło, Poland's Ambassador to Iran told Radio Poland's Danuta Isler.