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Stanisław Broniewski-Orsza Honorary Citizen of Warsaw

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Stanisław Broniewski-Orsza, (born 29 December 1915  - died 30 December 2000)
Honorary Citizen of Warsaw from April 1992.
Resolution of the Council of the Capital City of Warsaw No. XXX/167/92 of 13 April 1992.

A distinguished activist of the scouting movement and one of the best known members of the Polish resistance movement. He acted under the pseudonyms Stefan Orsza, Witold, K. Krzemień. He commanded the Operation Arsenal. He was the commanding officer of the Warsaw Banner of the Grey Ranks (Szare Szeregi), and between 1943 and 1944 the head of the Grey Ranks. He took part in the Warsaw Uprising. After the collapse of the uprising, he was taken captive by the Germans. From 1945 he was the commanding officer of the Scouts among Poles in Germany. After his return to the country he started work in the Central Planning Office, then he worked in the Economic Council at The Council of Ministers, and the Environment Management and Planning Institute.
In 1989 he became the chairman of the National Revival Committee of the Polish Scouting Association and the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites. Co-founder of the Scouting Association of the Republic of Poland. In the 1990’s he acted for the unification of Polish Scouting.
He held a function of Honorary Chairman of the Szare Szeregi Association.
Throughout his life he was faithful to his principles instilled by scouting, of which he was member from 1928. He was the holder of the postdoctoral degree in economic science. He wrote many books, among others: „Całym swym życiem”, „Akcja pod Arsenałem” and many publications in the field of history and economy. His awards include Order of the White Eagle, Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari War Order, Cross for “Achievement for the Polish Scouting Association”  with the rosette and swords. He was the Chancellor of the Chapter of the White Eagle and the member of the Chapter of the Virtuti Militari Order.