The Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression is the main institution dealing with the matters of Veterans of struggles for independence and Victims of Oppression in Poland. The Office's functions and resposibilities have been defined in legal acts establishing the special status of beneficiaries of the Veterans' law. It's main tasks consist of:

  • awarding the status of Veteran struggles for independence, Victim of Oppression and person deported to perform forced labor
  • providing the Veterans and Victims of Oppression with help, special care and proper respect
  • spreading the tradition of struggles for independence of Poland


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Tribute to Polish soldiers who fell in defence of Malta during World War II 17.06.2015 r.

On 16 June 2015, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski and a delegation of representatives of ex-servicemen’s organisations, took part in ceremonies commemorating the struggles of Polish soldiers for Malta during World War II. Among the soldiers fighting in defence of Malta were the sailors of the escort destroyer ORP Kujawiak led by Capt. Ludwik Lichodziejewski.

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Thanks to the Portuguese Nation 12.06.2015 r.

A ceremony on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Polish civilian and military refugees being accepted by Portugal was organised before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw by the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression and the Portuguese Embassy in Poland on 11 June 2015.

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70th anniversary of liberation of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp complex 11.05.2015 r.

On 9-10 May 2015, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression - Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski took part in ceremonies associated with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp complex whose largest number of inmates and victims consisted of Poles.

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ANZAC Day in Warsaw – 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli 26.04.2015 r.

Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, took part in the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Gallipoli fought by the Australian – New Zealand Armed Corps (ANZAC) in Warsaw on 25th April 2015.

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János Esterházy prize for the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression 09.03.2015 r.

On 8 March 2015, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski visited Budapest to participate in the commemorative ceremonies associated with the 58th anniversary of the death of János Esterházy.  Mr. Ciechanowski also received the prize named after János Esterházy which was awarded by the Francis II Rakoczi Association for his work in promoting ever-closer Polish-Hungarian relations.

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