Representatives of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Sejm, as well as Law and Justice politicians, including the party’s chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski, gathered today to celebrate the first anniversary of the death of former Prime Minister Jan Olszewski. They laid wreaths and lit candles at his grave at the Powazki Military Cemetery.
A holy mass took place in St. John’s Archcathedral in Warsaw for Jan Olszewski. The former Polish Prime Minister passed away on February 7, 2019 at the age of 88. Jan Olszewski was the head of the government in the years 1991-1992. Later, he was the adviser to President Lech Kaczynski. During the Polish People’s Republic, he defended the oppositionists in political processes. In 2009, Olszewski was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s highest order for civilians and the military for their merits.