Chancellery of the Prime Minister: Unveiling of the foundation stone for the construction of a monument dedicated to Prime Minister Jan Olszewski

Jan Olszewski issued a challenge to partial freedom which robbed a great number of Poles of their dignity said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the ceremony.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

The head of the government emphasised that the period in which Prime Minister Olszewski’s government was in power was crucial in the history of the Third Polish Republic. Without the foundations of authentic, fully free democracy and justice which were laid back then, none of the great future deeds would have been possible he continued.

The Prime Minister also thanked Prime Minister Jan Olszewski for his life’s work and the lessons which he tried to teach us.

The government of Jan Olszewski was dismissed exactly 27 years ago, on 4 June 1992. It was the first government nominated by the Sejm in fully free elections after the WWII.

Jan Olszewski – a politician, attorney, social activist, advocate in political trials during the communist era. Scout of the Grey Ranks and participant in the Warsaw Uprising, co-founder of the Workers' Defence Committee, advisor to “Solidarity”, participant in the Round Table Talks, advisor to the late President Lech Kaczyński. He passed away on 7 February 2019.

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