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Soviet and German officials having a friendly conversation in the newly captured Polish city of Brest, September 1939.

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Facing the Death: Poles shot by Germans in Bydgoszcz, 9 September 1939.

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Back in Poland in 1980, Kozakiewicz’s act received much support in Polish society, which resented Soviet control over Eastern Europe.

Photo Credit: AFP

Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz gesture 1980

Polish pole vaulter Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz jubilates after setting a new world record in the Olympic pole vault final 30 July 1980 in Moscow and winning the gold medal.

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A young Polish refugee does a military salute outside his tent.

Photo Credit: Nick Parrino /Library of Congress

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A Polish girl wears a heavy sheepskin coat at a refugee camp.

Photo Credit: Nick Parrino /Library of Congress

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A Polish refugee who works as a guard at the camp.

Photo Credit: Nick Parrino /Library of Congress

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A Polish woman holds her baby girl at an evacuee camp in Tehran.

Photo Credit: Nick Parrino /Library of Congress

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Polish women doing laundry at the camp.

Photo Credit: Nick Parrino /Library of Congress

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Evacuees wear donated woolen bathrobes as overcoats.

Photo Credit: Nick Parrino /Library of Congress