FUNERAL CELEBRATIONS OF MIECZYSŁAW JAŁOWIECKI AND ZOFIA ANIELA née ROMOCKI JAŁOWIECKA
The Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk - dr hab. Grzegorz Berendt is honored to invite you to the funeral ceremony of Mieczysław Jałowiecki and Zofia Aniela née Romocka Jałowiecka, which will take place on December 5th, 2022 at the Srebrzysko Central Cemetery at number 2 Srebrniki Street in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz.
Mieczysław Jałowiecki - a Polish aristocrat, the first delegate of the Polish Government in Gdańsk, a diplomat and patriot, an active advocate of the Polish cause in Gdańsk before the outbreak of World War II.
As a general delegate of the Ministry of Provisions in Gdańsk, he dealt with the organization of food aid delivered to Gdańsk from the USA. From 1919, he organized the purchase of many important properties in this city, including the Westerplatte peninsula, from the Germans. He also organized a passport office issuing visas to Poland. He was a member of the commission for Gdańsk affairs at the Polish delegation taking part in the peace conference in Paris.
In 1924, for his activities for his homeland, he was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 1939 he left for Great Britain. He died on March 10th, 1962 in Beckenham near London, where he was buried.
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk tried successfully for several months to bring back their remains and organize a burial in their homeland. The funeral ceremonies will be attended by their great-grandson and the last of the family - Mr. Andrzej Jałowiecki.
9:00 Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Bridget in Gdańsk.
10:30–11:00 Transfer of the funeral procession to the cemetery.
11:15 Funeral ceremonies (speeches by invited guests, placing urns in the graves, laying of wreaths).
The Srebrzysko Central Cemetery has the second largest necropolis in Gdańsk, in which rest among other notable people, Anna Walentynowicz.
This public event is co-financed by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland.