After the German-Soviet Invasion of Poland a great number of Poles were deported to various camps in the Soviet Gulag. Among them were many women of all ages. After signing of the Sikorski -Mayski Agreement in 1941 many survivors - men, women, children - were released and evacuated from the Soviet Union to Palestine via Persia. A thousand Polish girls are now carrying on their education in Palestine. This new school at Nazareth has been previously a convent and a military hospital. The girls range from 15 to 20 years of age and their studies include Polish, English, French, mathematics and chemistry. These subjects are allied to some military training. Following their training the girls are automatically enrolled in the Polish Women's Auxiliary Service. Some of them go to England to serve with the Polish Air Force.
Two girls reading newspapers at a table in the rest room.