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


Announcement regarding the award of benefits to ex-combatants and victims of repressions residing outside of Poland 20.06.2014 r.

Due to imprecise information in the media concerning the effects of the latest amendment of the Combatant Act concerning monetary benefits awarded to Polish ex-combatants and victims of repressions residing abroad, the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression hereby clarifies that:

The Amendment Act to the Combatant and Certain Victims of Repressions in Wartime and in the Post-War Period and Certain Other Acts of 14 March 2014 (Journal of Laws, item 496), does not introduce any new principles of awarding entitlements due to combatant activities or repressions that may have been experienced. By the same token, every person that could not qualify for combatant rights under the law to date, shall also not be able to acquire those rights currently. The Amendment Act exclusively relates to the technical aspects of paying out combatant entitlements to persons residing abroad.

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70th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino 19.05.2014 r.

The main ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the battle took place at the Polish War Cemetery, a place of Polish national remembrance at the foot of the Benedictine monastery. Before the historic standard of the 5th Wilno Infantry Brigade was brought into the cemetery with all due honours, tribute was paid to the heroes of the battle who rest on Monte Cassino.

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Communication concerning press accreditations for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino 17.04.2014 r.

The Government Information Centre hereby informs that on May 17-18 this year, in Italy, ceremonies shall be held in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino. Journalist interested in servicing this event may obtain accreditation via the online accreditation system on the following web page:, not later than until Wednesday, April 30 this year, 24:00. After that date, accreditations shall not be accepted.

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