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"The reconstruction of Saski Palace must be beyond all political disputes"

The reconstruction of Saski Palace must be beyond any political dispute; I can not imagine anyone trying to pursue political interests in this reconstruction – said President Andrzej Dera on Monday in PR24.

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On Sunday, the hundredth anniversary of the recovery of Poland's independence, the president signed a declaration on the restitution of the Saxon Palace in Warsaw. During the speech in the capital pl. Józef Piłsudski, the president said he would like the rebuilt Saxon Palace to be a public building.

Dera said in PR24 that he could not imagine anyone saying "no" to rebuild Saski Palace.

I think there will be no obstruction here on the construction of Saski Palace

– said the presidential minister.

Der compared the reconstruction of the Saxon Palace to the reconstruction of the Royal Castle after World War II.

It must be beyond all political disputes. I can not imagine anyone trying to play any political interests in the rebuilding of the Saxon Palace

– said the presidential minister.

This is the raison dâ € ™ état Polish, it is a Polish duty for this palace to be rebuilt

Added Dera.

The baroque Saxon palace was erected in 1661 – instead of the mansion, moat and axis of Zygmuntowski – by Jan Andrzej Morsztyn. In 1804-16, the palace housed Warsaw's Lyceum, where Mikołaj Chopin taught, and the Chopin family lived on the second floor. In the days of the Kingdom of Congress, the square in front of the building was used for military exercises and parades.

During the November revolt, the palace was destroyed and rebuilt in 1838-42. At that time, two independent buildings with internal courtyards were built and the main body of the palace was overthrown. Through the colonnade erected at the time, the palace was connected with the neighboring Saski Garden. In 1864, Saski Palace was bought by the Russian military authorities. Until 1915, it housed the management of the Warsaw military district.

In the period between the wars, in the Saski Palace, there was the Staff of the Polish Army. In 1923, a monument to Prince Józef Poniatowski stood in front of the building, and in 1925, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was placed under the colonnade. The square in front of the palace became a place where important state and church celebrations took place.

During World War II, the Palace of the Saxons was occupied by the Wehrmacht and, from 1940, the square in which the palace remained was renamed as Adolf Hitler Platz. On December 28, 1944, German troops retreating from Warsaw blew up Saski Palace. Only fragments of the colonnade with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier survived.

In the years 2006-08 of the capital Warsaw conducted archaeological and architectural research. In 2007, part of the historic cellars of the Palace were unveiled, which were inscribed in the registry of monuments. Investments were halted and money was spent on other urban projects, including the construction of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie bridge. Later, the cellars were filled.

pc / PAP

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