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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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: https://akredytacje.premier.gov.pl, not later than until Wednesday, April 30 this year, 24:00. After that date, accreditations shall not be accepted.

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The Opening of Polish War Cemeteries in Kazakhstan 06.04.2014 r.

On 4-5 April 2014, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski took part in the inaugural ceremonies of Polish War Cemeteries in Kazakhstan. The delegation led by Andrzej Krzysztof Kunert, the Secretary of the Struggle and Martyrdom Remembrance Council was composed of the following persons: Senator Andrzej Owczarek, the Polish Consul General in Ałmaty - Andrzej Papierz, the Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance - Agnieszka Rudzińska, the Commander of the Warsaw Garrison - Brigadier General Wiesław Grudziński, and the personal representative of the President of Poland - Waldemar Strzałkowski.

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Opening of the exhibition: “Home still so far off. Poland still so close. General Władysław Anders’s army” in Yerevan 25.03.2014 r.

On 24 March 2014, the Head of the Office For War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski took part in the opening of the exhibition “Home still so far off. Poland still so close. General Władysław Anders’s Army” which was opened at the Hayart Cultural Centre in Yerevan. The exhibition was organized by the Struggle and Martyrdom Remembrance Council, the Polish-Armenian Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Poles in Armenia “Polonia”.

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Indian Epic 05.03.2014 r.

After 72 years, representatives of the Association of Poles in India 1942-48, have come to visit the grave of Consul Eugeniusz Banasiński who lies buried in Mumbai together with his wife Kira Banasińska, to pay tribute to their memory. The following delegates gathered at the Roman Catholic cemetery: the leader of the Polish delegation and Head of the Office For War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski, His Eminence Józef Guzdek – the Field-Bishop of the Polish Army, His Excellency Piotr Kłodkowski – the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of India, Andrzej Krzysztof Kunert – the Secretary of the Struggle and Martyrdom Remembrance Council and co-organiser of this visit, Senator Andrzej Person of the Polish Upper House, Mr. Janusz Wach – the  Consul-General of Poland in Mumbai, Col. Andrzej Śmietana – the Deputy Commander of the Warsaw Garrison, and the official representative of the President of Poland – Waldemar Strzałkowski.

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Convention of descendants of Polish soldiers interned in Switzerland during World War II 24.11.2013 r.

On 23 November 2013, in the Swiss town of Solura, the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, Dr. Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski, took part in the third convention of descendants of Polish soldiers interned in Switzerland during World War II. The convention began with a mass in the Hospital Church of the Holy Spirit celebrated by Fr. Gregor Piotrowski, the parish priest in Langenthal. This meeting was also attended by the Mayor of Solura and a member of the Swiss National Council Kurt Fluri, the Head of the Consular Department of the Polish Embassy in Bern Marek Wieruszewski, Włodzimierz Cieszkowski – an ex-serviceman interned in Switzerland during the war, and the President of the Kościuszko Association (Kościuszko-Gesellschaft) Thomas Wallner.

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