The remains of the three presidents in exile will be returned to Poland

The remains of the three presidents in exile will be returned to Poland
The remains of the three presidents in exile will be returned to Poland
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According to unofficial information, the funeral will take place on November 12 at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw. Photo: PAP / Bartłomiej Zborowski

During the Monday press conference, a plan to bring the remains of three presidents in exile to Poland will be announced, informed the Foundation “Aid for Poles in the East”. According to unofficial information, the funeral will take place on November 12 at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw.

During the Monday conference at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, a project of an educational campaign accompanying the importation of the remains of presidents and the idea of ​​creating a Mausoleum of Polish Presidents in Exile and a Memorial Room in the Temple of Divine Providence are to be presented.

According to the rp.pl website, the Institute of National Remembrance is to be responsible for the substantive preparation of the exhibition. Representatives of the organizers of the ceremony will take part in the Monday press conference: Government Plenipotentiary for Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Jan Dziedziczak, Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance Karol Polejowski, plenipotentiary for the Protection of Memorial Sites in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Wojciech Labuda and the president of the board of the Foundation “Pomoc Polakom na Wschodzie” ”Mikołaj Falkowski. The patronage over this project was assumed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The Polish Air Force will take care of the transport of the remains, and the re-burial will take place on November 12, 2022. – reports the portal rp.pl.

The remains of Władysław Raczkiewicz, August Zaleski and Stanisław Ostrowski are to be brought to Poland. They were all buried in Great Britain at the Polish Aviators’ Cemetery in Newark. Kazimierz Sabbat was buried in London.

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In 1939-89, under the April constitution, six Polish presidents in exile were in office in Paris and London: Władysław Raczkiewicz (president in 1939-47), August Zaleski (1947-72), Stanisław Ostrowski (1972-79), Edward Raczyński ( 1979-86), Kazimierz Sabbat (1986-89) and Ryszard Kaczorowski (1989-90). Two of them survived to regain independence in 1989. Edward Raczyński, who died in 1993, rests in the ancestral chapel in Rogalin, and Ryszard Kaczorowski, who died on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk, was buried in the Temple of Divine Providence. In 2021, First Lady Karolina Kaczorowska was buried by his side. (PAP)

Author: Michał Szukała
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