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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CULTURAL COOPERATION

  • 27 February 2017

    Mr. Edmund Antkowiak, one of the last Polish Second World War veterans living in Denmark was appointed to a higher officer’s rank.

    Upon the decision of the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland Lieutenant Edmund Antkowiak, one of the last Polish Second World War veterans living in Denmark, was appointed to a higher officer’s rank. The ceremony took place in Nyborg on the island of Funen, where the family Antkowiak has been living for years.

     

    The life of Edmund Antkowiak, who arrived to Denmark back in 1958, inspired the historian dr. Robert Petersen to write about “The Polish Partisan” describing not only the war time struggles of the young Pole, but also the broader context of the Second World War on Polish territory – a country that fell victim to two totalitarian neighbors applying extraordinarily brutal measures against the Polish citizens.

     

    Robert Petersen’s article “Den polske partisan” can be found in a Polish translation here.

    The original article was published for the first time on the site krigsvidenskab.dk.

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