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  • 3 August 2017

    “Poland needs role models and today we have the honour to pay tribute to such a role model,” said Deputy Minister Jan Dziedziczak when conferring the Bene Merito distinction on Julian Kulski.

    The ceremony took place on 2 August this year at the MFA’s headquarters. “Julian Kulski is an example of effective patriotism in times of peace. In his lifetime he has put his personal successes at the service of Poland,” emphasized Deputy Minister Dziedziczak.

     

    Julian Kulski joined the Warsaw Uprising on the day of its outbreak. He fought in the Żywiciel group operating in the Żoliborz district. After the war he settled in the United States, where he became a renowned architect. He wrote many books and publications both in Polish and English, such as The Color of Courage-A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski, Legacy of the White Eagle, Julek the Uprising Fighter, Dying, We live. His father was Julian Spitosław Kulski, a pre-war Vice Mayor of Warsaw, deputy to Mayor Stefan Starzyński and his personal friend.

     

    The Bene Merito honorary distinction was established in 2009 by the minister of foreign affairs in recognition of the activities aimed at strengthening Poland’s standing in the international arena.                        
                          

    MFA Press Office

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