The Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression is the main institution dealing with the matters of Veterans of struggles for independence and Victims of Oppression in Poland. The Office's functions and resposibilities have been defined in legal acts establishing the special status of beneficiaries of the Veterans' law. It's main tasks consist of:

  • awarding the status of Veteran struggles for independence, Victim of Oppression and person deported to perform forced labor
  • providing the Veterans and Victims of Oppression with help, special care and proper respect
  • spreading the tradition of struggles for independence of Poland

Practical information

Information on the “Pro Patria” Medal

The "Pro Patria" medal is awarded by the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression on the basis of a documented application of Veteran and Victim of Oppression circles, and also institutions of state authorities and polish diplomatic establishments.


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