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The history of Sikh migration to Poland starts in the period when Poland was still under the communist regime (1944-1989). In those days, Poland was not open to any kind of immigration, and settlement there was extremely difficult until 1989. Nevertheless, the first Sikhs started their small businesses in the area of Warsaw in the 1960s, mainly devoted to textile trading. Due to unreliable data covering that period, it is difficult to estimate the number of Sikhs who arrived in Poland before 1989.

Along with the collapse of Poland’s communism in 1989, the country slowly starte…

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Zbigniew Igielski, “Poland”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 09 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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