Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (1995, 2000 - 2001)
Prof. Wladyslaw Bartoszewski is an outstanding person because of his involvement in opposition activities, in particular, the "Solidarity" movement, as well as also his contribution to the improvement of Polish-German relations. As the first Polish politician he had the opportunity to make a speech in the Bundestag. For his merits he received the Knight of Freedom award in 2006.
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski was born in 1922 in Warsaw. In September in 1940 he was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned for a year. After leaving the concentration camp, he joined the Army and then began to work with the Council for Aid to Jews named “Zegota”. He participated in the Warsaw Uprising. In the years 1990-1995 he was the Polish ambassador in Austria and was then appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. Once again, he was elected to head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2000. In 2001 he was chairman of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom and the International Auschwitz Council. Wrote approx. 1.5 thousand. articles and approx. 40 books, including „Ten jest z ojczyzny mojej. Polacy z pomocą Żydom 1939-1945”, „1859 dni Warszawy”, „Los Żydów Warszawy 1939-1943”