Happiness in California

In California 727 Poles discovered a thing called happiness; and that children were meant to laugh. There was food, kindness and soap. The 727, wards of Poland's Government in Exile, found the barracks of Camp Santa Anita littered and marred by resentful Japanese, who had stayed there en route to relocation centers. To the Poles, fleeing horror since 1939, the dreary camp was a dream castle full of the miracles of plumbing. In gay groups the children crowded around the toilets, excitedly flushed them again & again & again.

On their way (via Russia, Persia, India) to a haven near Mexico...

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