Jan Mazurkiewicz, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jan Mazurkiewicz

Polish colonel and general, World War II insurrectionist

Date of Birth: 27-Aug-1896

Place of Birth: Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 04-May-1988

Profession: military officer

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Jan Mazurkiewicz

  • Jan Mazurkiewicz (27 August 1896, Lwów – 4 May 1988, Warsaw), nom de guerre Radoslaw, was a Polish soldier, veteran of World War I, and a colonel in the Polish anti-Nazi resistance Armia Krajowa (AK) during World War II.
  • He was one of the main commanders of the Warsaw Uprising, where he led the Radoslaw Group (Polish: Zgrupowanie Radoslaw), part of Kedyw, which was one of the best armed and trained insurrectionist units in the Uprising. After the war Mazurkiewicz was persecuted by the Soviet-led communist authorities of the People's Republic of Poland, kept for two years in pre-trial jail, tortured and sentenced to life, despite the fact that he tried to cooperate with the new regime.
  • He was rehabilitated after the end of the Stalinist period in 1956 and became active in the official veterans' organization Society of Fighters for Freedom and Democracy (ZBoWiD).
  • He was eventually promoted to the rank of general of the Armed Forces of the People's Republic of Poland (LWP).
  • He died shortly before the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

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