At the end of World War II, would a Polish-ethnicity girl/young woman and her family from Lwów/Lviv have been given the
of moving west of the Curzon line to post-war Poland, or would they have been forcibly resettled?
On a train from Warsaw to Bydgoszcz today, I met a woman in her seventies or eighties who was telling me about her childhood. Like many older people in the western part of what is now Poland, her roots go back to the areas which belonged to Poland between 1919-1939 and no longer do.
My Polish wasn't good enough to pick out much more than this:
• She was born in Lwów/Lviv.
• "In the 1940s", according to her, she moved to what is now Poland. Soon after this, she went to university in Gliwice, near Katowice, perhaps at the Silesian University of Technology (my own guess - she didn't say, but their Wikipedia page
turned up that many of Lwów/Lviv Polytechnic's professors and curricula ended up there.
• She met her husband after she left Gliwice, while they were both studying in Szczecin.
• She now lives in Bydgoszcz.
While I've consulted the Wikipedia article on the Repatriation of Poles (1944-1946) here
and found this
book (which, from the title, seems perhaps less than objective?), I don't have much in the way of English-language sources for what it was like for those moving/being moved.
I realize this is a really specific question, but any additional information you can provide would be amazing. Thank you!