Lower house delegation honours WWII freedom fighters

The Sejm delegation under Witek laid a wreath at the Monument to the Polish Underground State and Home Army in front of the Sejm building. Rafał Guz/PAP

The Speaker of Sejm, lower house, Elżbieta Witek, together with the Presidium of the Sejm, on Saturday laid a wreath at the Monument to the Polish Underground State and Home Army in front of the Sejm building.

On August 1, Poland commemorates the Warsaw Uprising, a bloody revolt 76 years ago against the occupying Germans, started by the 1942-formed underground Polish Home Army (AK).

The Sejm delegation under Witek also laid flowers at the monument to General Stefan 'Grot' Rowecki, one of the Home Army commanders and at a bell commemorating the Warsaw Uprising's commander, Gen. Antoni Chruściel, nom-de-guerre Monter, located at the Warsaw Rising Museum.

Talking to journalist at the museum, Witek said that as the WWII insurgents "slowly leave us literally every day" it is vital to pass on the knowledge about the Warsaw Uprising to the next generations.