When an Indian king offered shelter to 1,000 Polish orphans
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When an Indian king offered shelter to 1,000 Polish orphans

When an Indian king offered shelter to 1,000 Polish orphans

After the Second world war, Jam Saheb Maharaja of Gujarat's Nawanagar welcomed the Polish children orphaned in 1942 with warmth and offered them shelter.

He built a camp near the Balachadi estate, where the children not only regained their physical strength, but also rediscovered their lost childhoods.

When the horrors of the Second world war left thousands of Polish children orphaned in 1942, Jam Saheb Maharaja of Nawanagar, a princely state in Gujarat, welcomed them with warmth and offered them shelter.

He built a camp near the Balachadi seaside estate, where the children not only regained their physical strength, but also rediscovered their lost childhoods.

To document this lesser known story of benevolence, Polish director Tomas Stankiewicz is making a documentary that offers to tell the extraordinary story of the Second World War children refugee camp in Gujarat.

Titled, "Brave Brunch in India", the story is being told through the perspective of two children -- an 11-year-old Polish boy and the nine-year-old daughter of the Maharaja.

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