In 1942, a local boy found a bear cub near Hamadan, Iran, whose mother had been shot. He sold it to Irena Bokiewicz, a young Polish refugee who had left Poland due to world war 2. Irena was walking across the Elbruz mountains as she in an attempt to escape the Soviet Union pogroms in her hometown. When the bear became too big she donated him to the Polish Army. Eventually, Wojtek made it to the rank of Corporal while in the Polish 22nd transport company.
This is the journey of a very special bear.