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    Ziuta Hartman, née Rotenberg (born 5 October 1922) Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since July 2010 Born in Kielce. participant in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. She attended the Jewish Secondary School for Girls in Kielce until the outbreak of World War II. After the creation of the ghetto in Kielce, she was confined to its area. Given over to the German occupier for the lack of a Jewish armband, she miraculously escaped prison. Afterwards she ran away from Kielce to Radom, and then to Warsaw,...

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    Lech Kaczyński, (born 18 June 1949, died 10 April 2010) Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since April 2010 Resolution of the Council of the Capital City of Warsaw No. LXXVIII/2330/2010 of 15 April 2010. A Polish politician, President of the Republic of Poland 2005-2010. A Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University and the University of Gdańsk, a specialist in labour law. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, he was an assistant...

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    Michał Jan Sumiński, (born 13 July 1915, died 24 December 2011) Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since May 2009. Born in Warsaw, a forest officer, zoologist, yacht captain and journalist, the author of many books and articles. Sumiński graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Zoology at the University of Warsaw, he also obtained the ranks of sea yacht master and sailing instructor. In 1943 he was imprisoned in the notorious Pawiak prison,...

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    Tadeusz Mazowiecki, (born 18 April 1927, died 28 October 2013) Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since May 2009 Born in Płock, a journalist, social activist and politician, the first Prime Minister of the Polish Third Republic. Between 1949-1955, he worked in the PAX Association. In 1958, he established the “Więź” monthly and became its editor-in-chief. From 1961 to 1972, he was a representative in the Sejm of PRL (People’s Republic of Poland), serving his third, fourth and fifth terms as a member...

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    Captain (rotmistrz) Witold Pilecki, (born 13 May 1901, died 25 May 1948) Honorary Citizen of Warsaw from May 2009 Born in Olonets, in the northern Russia, where the Pilecki family had been resettled by the Russian authorities in reprisal for the participation in the January Uprising. His service for Poland began during the war with the Bolsheviks in 1920. As a cavalryman he took part in the defence of Grodno and the liberation of Vilnius. He was twice awarded the Cross of Valour. During...