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    The Saxon Palace will rise from the ashes

    On Sunday, November 11th President Andrzej Duda signed the declaration called “Declaration on the restitution of the Saxon Palace in Warsaw to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Regaining the Independence of the Republic of Poland.” It was a symbolic beginning of the reconstruction of the Saxon Palace by the head of the state.

    On Poland’s centenary celebrations President Andrzej Duda announced plans to begin reconstruction of Warsaw’s Saski Palace to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the restoration of independence. Duda signed the declaration called “Declaration on the restitution of the Saxon Palace in Warsaw to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Regaining the Independence of the Republic of Poland.” According to Wojciech Kolarski, the presidential aide, the palace destroyed by the Germans during WWII is a  symbol of the independence centenary. The Palace was originally built in the 17th century, the Saski (Saxon) Palace took its name from the Saxon dynasty of Poland’s kings. During the following years, the palace was redesigned on numerous occasions.
    In the 18th century, the Palace was abandoned by Poland’s royalty, the building served a variety of purposes until World War II. In 1944 it was destroyed by Nazi German forces almost in its entirety. One of those fragments would later become the iconic monument known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which continues to serve as an important memorial site during annual national ceremonies.

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