Last Prewar President Buried in Poland
The remains of Ignacy Moscicki, Poland’s last president before World War II, were laid to rest in Warsaw on Monday, 47 years after he died.
Moscicki’s remains were flown home to Poland on Friday from Switzerland, where he died in 1946. He had asked to be brought home after his death only when Poland was free and democratic.
President Lech Walesa and government officials attended a Mass in Warsaw’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist celebrated by Poland’s primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp.
Moscicki is one of a number of once-prominent Poles whose remains are finally being returned to Poland after the end of Communist rule in 1989.
The remains of Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorski, prime minister and commander in chief of Poland’s armed forces during World War II, will be flown home from England this week.