The Communist Party of Poland (KPP) and the country's workers movement mourn the death of veteran communist and long-time activist Kazimierz Jarzębowski. Born in January 1923, Jarzebowski began his communist activity before the Second World War.
In January 1941, on his 18th birthday, he fled to the USSR in order to support the anti-fascist struggle. He returned to occupied Poland a few months later, in June, and was arrested by the Nazis for his anti-fascist activities, including helping Soviet prisoners of war. Subsequently Kazimierz Jarzębowski was deported as a forced labourer to Germany.
After the end of the war and the defeat of the Nazis, he returned to Poland where he joined the efforts for the reconstruction of the country. He worked as a teacher, as well as a journalist for the Polish Press Agency. During the 1960s he became a member of the anti-revisionist Communist Party of Poland which was highly critical of the then governing Polish United Workers' Party.
In the beginning of the 1990s he became a member of the Polish Communist Union "Proletariat" and in 2002 he joined the newly-founded Communist Party of Poland (KPP).
As the KPP points out, until the end of his life Jarzębowski remained active in the class struggle, being a staunch defendant of those who were repressed and damaged by the capitalist system.