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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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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Hungarian salvation 16.12.2014 r.

On 15 December 2014, the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression and the Hungarian Embassy organised a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of Polish refugee civilians and soldiers finding shelter in Hungary. In 1939, the Hungarian Prime Minister Pál Teleki decided that his country would not participate in any kind of armed action against Poland. Prime Minister Teleki set out his position in a telegram to Berlin: [The Hungarians] cannot undertake any military action against Poland for moral reasons.

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Visit of the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression in Australia and New Zealand 12.11.2014 r.

In November 2014, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski took part in ceremonies marking the 70thanniversary of the arrival in New Zealand of the so-called Pahiatua Children and in a series of meetings with veterans of struggles for Polish independence and Siberian Deportees in New Zealand and Australia. This was the first visit of a representative of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression in those countries.

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