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    Inka: Remembering a Heroine’s Sacrifice on the 77th Anniversary of Her Death

    On the 77th anniversary of Danuta Siedzikówna’s death, known as “Inka,” Poland commemorates her unwavering dedication. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki highlighted her story as a symbol of patriotism and resistance against communist oppression. Inka, an 18-year-old medic in the Home Army, bid farewell to the world with the words “Long live Poland!” She refused to betray her comrades despite torture and faced a wrongful death sentence. Her significance also lies in her partnership with Lieutenant Leon Beynar, known as Paweł Jasienica, a prominent Polish history author. Inka’s valor continues to inspire generations.

    Rehabilitated in the 1990s and laid to rest in 2016 after her grave’s discovery, Inka received a posthumous officer’s rank from President Andrzej Duda. Today, as we honor her, we declare her a hero to the world – a reminder of her devotion to a free Poland.

    Inka (Danuta Siedzikówna) was an 18-year-old Polish nurse and a symbol of unwavering patriotism during World War II. Serving as a dedicated member of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army), she staunchly resisted communist rule and supported the Cursed Soldiers' fight for freedom. Inka's refusal to betray her comrades, even under torture, showcased her remarkable courage. Unjustly sentenced to death, she was posthumously exonerated in the 1990s, finally finding a resting place in 2016. Her legacy endures as a heroic figure who epitomizes sacrifice and dedication for a free Poland.

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