We draw a thick line on what has happened in the past.
October 28, 2013 10:59 AM Subscribe
Tadeusz Mazowiecki has died.
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The first prime minister
after the fall of communist regime in Poland was later an UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Bosnia and resigned this post in protest over the failure of international community to prevent the Srebrenica massacre
He was designated to the office by general Wojciech Jaruzelski, the same which proclaimed the martial law in Poland in 1981. The words about a "thick line" from his expose were taken by many as a promise that the crimes of the past were forgiven - and for years he fought
, mostly in vain, with this misinterpretation. He was a man of dialogue, striving to build the new Polish state together with whoever was willing to lend a not too dirty hand.