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    Outrage Over Decision to Cease Commemorating Anti-Communist Heroes

    Jacek Pawłowicz, a former democratic opposition activist in Poland and deputy director of the Museum of the Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the PRL, has strongly criticized the decision by Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, the Minister of Family, Labour, and Social Policy, to stop commemorating Józef Kuraś ‘Ogień’ and the Holy Cross Mountains Brigade of the National Armed Forces. He labeled the decision as a scandal, a lie, and slander, urging the minister to learn Polish history before making such decisions.

    Dziemianowicz-Bąk justified her decision by stating that Kuraś led an armed unit not suitable as role models for the youth and criticized the previous government for equating figures like Rotmistrz Pilecki with individuals having committed crimes. She also claimed that the Holy Cross Mountains Brigade of collaboration with the Nazis during WWII.

    Pawłowicz accused the minister of ignorance and called for protests from veteran communities and decent Poles, condemning the decision as a scandal and a misrepresentation of historical truth.

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