Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the Pawiak Prison Museum: Those responsible for crimes can never turn into victims

The commitment of our government is unconditional: remember the victims and defend the truth, so that the executioner is called the executioner and the victim has his honour, said the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the ceremonial celebrations of the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of the German Nazi Concentration Camps and Death Camps at the Pawiak Prison Museum.

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Today, we meet to commemorate the murdered Polish citizens of various nationalities who stood together in the fight against the enemy and showed brotherhood, said the Prime Minister. In such dramatic circumstances, in the terrible time of giant German crimes, we cannot imagine what giving a piece of bread or a glass to another person meant at that time, he added.

Prime Minister recalled that during the Operation Tannenberg in 1939 only during two months there were over 700 executions and more than 20 thousands people were murdered. Tens of thousands of citizens of the Republic of Poland were imprisoned, tortured, murdered – just like in this prison, emphasised the Head of Government.

The Prime Minister thanked all of those who commemorate the German, Nazi concentration camps, death camps and prisons, such as the Pawiak Prison. The future can only be built on the truth, said the PM. Glory to all the victims. Honour and glory to the Heroes of those years, he emphasised.

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