It is with the deepest sense of grief that we learned, in the morning hours of April 10th 2010, about one of the most terrible tragedies in the history of Poland. On the way to the commemoration ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre, the President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczynski was killed in a plane crash along with the First Lady Maria Kaczynska, the representatives of the country’s highest authorities, high-level military and civilian leaders, official delegation and all the crew.
Due to this air crash tragedy the duties of the Head of State has been temporarily assumed by the Speaker of the Sejm Bronislaw Komorowski who has declared the national mourning in Poland from 10th to 16th of April, 2010.
The Book of Condolences will be displayed at the Consulate General of Poland in New York, located at: 233 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 on the following days:
– Monday-Tuesday (April 12-13th) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
– Wednesday (April 14th) from 12:00-6:00 PM
– Thursday and Friday (15-16th) from 2:00 to 6:00 PM
We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to friends and families of the victims.