40 years ago , on the 2nd of November 1973, at the age of 81 – Kajetan Dzierżykraj-Morawski (Drogosław (Nałęcz)) pseudonym Jan Chomęcki died in Lailly-en-Val (Loiret, France),a diplomat, a politician, a social activist and a diarist; from 1918 a clerk for the State Department in the Regency Council of the Kingdom of Poland, subsequently the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 1923-24 a High Commissioner in the Free City of Gdańsk (Danzig), from 1924 a Director of the political department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 10th – 15th of May 1926 a minister of foreign affairs in the third cabinet of W.Witos overturned by a military mutiny. Made to retire in 1934, he returned to diplomatic service during WWII, having been (amongst other posts) an ambassador of Poland to the French Committee of National Liberation eventually becoming an ambassador in Paris; despite the retractation of the recognition of the legal government of Poland, he continued his activity until 1969 as an unofficial “Ambassador of the Free Polish” , enjoying the respect of his fellow countrymen (“Ambassador of Atlantis”) and that of general Ch.de Gaulle. A recipient of the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1937) and (posthumously – 1996) an Order of the White Eagle.
prof. Jacek Bartyzel
Kategoria: Reactionary Diary