Poles were forerunners of Europe's unity - PM

2018-10-11 12:27 update: 2018-10-12, 13:04
Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
The true history, in which Poles were the troubadours of freedom in Europe and forerunners of its unity, should be told by us, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during a corner-stone laying ceremony for the Museum of the History of Poland at Warsaw's Citadel on Thursday.

"I am very happy that finally we can tell our magnificent history about ourselves. Poland, like no other nation in the world, has nothing to be ashamed of for two reasons. Firstly, it has done a lot for Europe and the entire world while, at the same time, doing very little harm. Such things also happened but on an absolutely incomparable level if compared with many other states and nations," the prime minister stressed.

"And this history, this true history, in which Poles were the troubadours of freedom in Europe and forerunners of its unity, should be told by us," he underlined.

The PM added that because of the situation, in which Poland found itself after WWII and when it was on the margins of the world, "we could not present the historical truth."

Deputy PM and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said that with the building of this museum, we are building a good Poland, also for future generations.

"No nation can exist without memory. This memory is protected by a wise nation with the use of institutions. And this has made us launch the construction of such an institution, a memorial to our history," he added.

The official underlined that, undoubtedly, Poland deserved a Museum of the History of Poland and emphasised that it would fulfill the duty of remembrance about "the people building Poland, fighting for it and being killed for it as well as those who finally managed to bring it back to life," he said.  (PAP)
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