Celebrations of the National Day of Remembrance of the Cursed Soldiers with participation of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

This place was supposed be the dustbin of history. The Meadow was supposed to be such a dustbin of history, where our most unwavering heroes were supposed to lay forgotten, robbed of dignity - those, who gave everything – said the Prime Minister speaking next to the Pantheon-Mausoleum of the Cursed and Indomitable during the celebrations of the National Day of Remembrance of the Cursed Soldiers.

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Photo: W. Kompała / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister thanked all the volunteers who today make efforts, everywhere in Poland, to gather from places like the Meadow the shards of human life. I thank you, in the name of the Government of the Republic of Poland, because this rebuilding of memory played a very important role in allowing us to be today here, in this place – said the Prime Minister.

As the Prime Minister noted, all across Poland exist many former torture chambers, once ran by Urząd Bezpieczeństwa, where our wonderful heroes, boys and girls, had proven with their very own lives that nothing is more important than freedom, free Poland and independence.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out that we must not waver in fighting for the truth and memory, and that the seed of this truth and memory will inevitably produce a hundredfold fruit in the current reality. He added that grief and sadness for those brothers and sisters mixes today with a belated feeling of justice being rebuilt.

Pantheon-Mausoleum of the Cursed and Indomitable

It is a monument within the Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw, commemorating the cursed soldiers - victims of stalinist repressions in Poland after World War II, murdered by the communist government in the Mokotów Prison in Warsaw, unveiled on 27 September 2015.

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