Prime Minister in Wrocław: a great portion of good things happening in Poland can be attributed to Kornel Morawiecki’s persistent determination, his assiduity and fight for a free and solidary Poland

We need to look at Fighting Solidarity as a group of thousands activists who have contributed to creating a different perspective, the perspective of here and now – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the ceremony of naming a square at the junction of Środkowa and Szczepińska streets in Wrocław after Kornel Morawiecki. Head of the government also participated in the premiere of “Okruchy Wolności” (“Bits of Freedom”) film commemorating Kornel Morawiecki.


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“It is so typical that he deeply believed that a nation needs faith and independence. Faith, also meant as a set of principles and values to follow. “No nation can realise its principles without independence” – said Prime Minister when commenting on Kornel Morawiecki’s life.

 

Kornel Morawiecki Square in the centre of Wrocław

Head of the government took part in the ceremony of naming the square at the junction of Środkowa and Szczepińska streets after Kornel Morawiecki. The square is located in  the Old Town of Wrocław. A memorial plaque was also unveiled during the ceremony.

“I would like to say thank you to all those who commemorated my father here, on this piece of public space in a city to which he tied his life. This legacy, the heritage of Fighting Solidarity, is so rich and so profound” – Prime Minister added.

 

I carry you, Poland, like a torch, like flames…

This line is inscribed on the plaque commemorating Kornel Morawiecki. These unforgettable words from the underground were the words with which Senior Marshal initiated the first session of the 8th term of the Sejm in 2015.

They also echo the activities in the anti-communist opposition of the co-founder of NSZZ (Independent Self-governing Trade Union) „Solidarity” in Lower Silesia and the founder and leader of Fighting Solidarity.

Kornel Morawiecki was a honorary citizen of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. He was awarded with the Order of the White Eagle.

“Okruchy Wolności” (“Bits of Freedom”) – a film dedicated to the memory of Kornel Morawiecki

The ceremony ended with the premiere of a film entitled “Okruchy Wolności” at the Lower Silesia Film Centre. The picture directed by Alicja Grzymalska tells the story of the year 1989 and Fighting Solidarity. It features the witnesses of those events, and Kamil Dworaczek PhD from the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) who is responsible for analysing documents about Fighting Solidarity. The film uses archive materials recorded by the director.


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