Warsaw's rail terminal dedicated to inter-war statesman Dmowski
Warsaw’s eastern main railway station has been renamed after Roman Dmowski, a leading politician in Poland’s struggle for independence and the inter-war period.
To mark the occasion a plaque dedicated to Dmowski was placed at the city’s newly named Roman Dmowski Warszawa Wschodnia on Tuesday.
"Over the past five years, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has been trying to institutionalise Polish memory and Polish history," Deputy Culture Minister Jarosław Sellin said at Tuesday's ceremony. "We've been trying to build institutions dealing with the Polish policy of history, but we've also been supporting various initiatives that focus on commemorating the heroes of our past in various places."
Sellin said Dmowski was "yet another hero of our freedom, the mastermind of our independence and an outstanding Polish patriot."
Roman Dmowski (1864-1939) was one of Poland's key independence activists, a politician, diplomat, writer and participant in the 1919 Paris peace conference. He was a co-founder, leader and the main architect of Poland's inter-war nationalist movement.