Polish Family Seeks Return Of Old Royal Palace
Published on May 14th, 2009 | by Admin1
The heirs of Polish aristocrats are campaigning for the return of the Wilanow Palace, which was seized by communists in WW2.
The Branicki family says it has now decided to demand the return of the entire estate at Wilanow Palace, not just family heirlooms and archives as previously planned, due to frustration over lack of progress in a legal battle dating back to 1990.
The baroque palace of Wilanow, situated in a rolling green park in a southern suburb of Warsaw and now a museum, has been dubbed “the Polish Versailles.” It was built in the late 17th century by the Polish king Jan III Sobieski.