The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles informed about the funeral ceremony of Sec. Andrzej Stefański “Bard”, a soldier of the Home Army and a participant in the Warsaw Uprising. The veteran was 98 years old.
“We said goodbye to one of the last representatives of the ‘Columbus Generation’, a soldier of the Home Army and a participant in the Warsaw Uprising – second lieutenant Andrzej Stefański (born 1925)” – the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles announced on Twitter.
“The funeral mass was attended by family, friends, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles Marta Wolańska and the Deputy Defense Attaché of the Polish Embassy in the United States,” the entry reads. “Honor to His Memory” – added.
Home Army soldier, fought in the Warsaw Uprising
Andrzej Stefański was born on September 10, 1925 in Warsaw. In the Warsaw Uprising he used the pseudonym Bard. He fought in Żoliborz in the communications platoon of the 2nd District “Żywiciel” of the Warsaw District of the Home Army – the “Żaglowiec” group – according to the website of the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
In turn, according to the KEDYW foundation, after the collapse of the uprising, second lieutenant Stefański was transported to a German camp, where he lived to see the liberation. From 1958 he lived in the United States.
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