Czesław Kiszczak

Polish general and politician (1925-2015)

Czesław Jan Kiszczak ([ˈt͡ʂɛswaf ˈkiʂt͡ʂak] (audio speaker iconlisten); 19 October 1925 – 5 November 2015) was a Polish politician. He was active during the Polish People's Republic, the Communist period in Poland.

Czesław Kiszczak
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland
11th and last Polish United Workers' Party Prime Minister of People's Poland
In office
2 August 1989 – 19 August 1989
PresidentWojciech Jaruzelski
Preceded byMieczysław Rakowski
Succeeded byTadeusz Mazowiecki
Minister of Interior of the People's Republic of Poland
In office
31 July 1981 – 6 July 1990
PresidentWojciech Jaruzelski
Prime MinisterWojciech Jaruzelski, Zbigniew Messner, Mieczysław Rakowski, Czesław Kiszczak, Tadeusz Mazowiecki
Preceded byMirosław Milewski
Succeeded byKrzysztof Kozłowski
Personal details
Born(1925-10-19)19 October 1925
Roczyny, Second Polish Republic
Died5 November 2015(2015-11-05) (aged 90)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyPolish United Workers' Party

Kiszczak was a member of the Polish Workers' Party and later the Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR). He served as a high-ranking officer of the Polish Army, a chief of secret services and Minister of Internal Affairs (MSW) between 1981 and 1990.

He served during the years of Martial Law in Poland. He was an assistant of Wojciech Jaruzelski. He was also the last Communist Prime Minister of Poland, serving briefly in 1989.[1]

References change

  1. Wprost, Ludzie Wprost, [1]

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