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    Controversy Erupts Over Cancellation of Commemorative Stamp for Greater Poland Uprising Anniversary

    The Ministry of State Assets (MAP) has revoked its initial approval for the issuance of a commemorative stamp marking the National Day of the Victorious Greater Poland Uprising. The decision has sparked widespread outrage online and a strong reaction from Bartłomiej Wróblewski, a Law and Justice (PiS) party member of parliament.

    “This is a scandalous decision by the new MAP minister, Jakub Jaworowski. We had initially received approval for the stamp, and now it has been denied. It seems in this ‘smiling Poland,’ there’s no room not only for the CPK, nuclear energy, and Polish ports but also for the memory of our uprisings,” Wróblewski expressed in a tweet.

    The stamp was intended to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the Greater Poland Uprising, a tradition upheld for many years by Poczta Polska. However, in a recent communication to Wróblewski, the state-owned company stated that “by decision No. 5 of the Minister of State Assets dated May 14, 2024, the topic: ‘National Day of the Victorious Greater Poland Uprising’ (one stamp, December) has been excluded from the 2024 stamp issuance plan.”

    Wróblewski has vowed to respond vigorously, announcing his intention to file an interpellation and organize a protest against the MAP’s actions. He urged his followers and the public to join him in this protest, emphasizing the importance of remembering and honoring historical uprisings.

    The online community has echoed Wróblewski’s sentiments, with many criticizing the MAP’s decision as an affront to national heritage and memory. The cancellation of the stamp has reignited debates about how historical events should be commemorated and the role of government in preserving national history.

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