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Ignacy Skowron, 97, last Polish survivor of 1st WWII battle

Major Skowron participated in the Westerplatte battle’s anniversary in 2009. Major Skowron participated in the Westerplatte battle’s anniversary in 2009. (Adam Warzawa/EPA)
Associated Press / August 7, 2012
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Major Ignacy Skowron, the last known Polish survivor of the opening battle of World War II, died Sunday at age 97. He last took part in observances of the battle’s anniversary at the Westerplatte, a date somberly marked every Sept. 1, in 2009.

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