The grieving daughter of Polish First Lady Maria Kaczynska collapsed in tears over the coffin as her mother's body arrives home yesterday.
Marta, 29, only child of Maria and President Lech Kaczynski, wept during the ceremony at Warsaw's airport, MIRROR.CO.UK says.
The body of First Lady Maria Kaczynska was returned to Warsaw on Tuesday to lie in state next to that of her husband, Poland ’s President Lech Kaczynski .
The first couple and 94 other people died in a plane crash that happened in Saturday morning in western Russia. Authorities say that the accident was caused by human error, The News Chronicle reports.
Born as Maria Helena Mackiewicz in Machów to Lidia and Czesław Mackiewicz. Her father fought in the Vilnius Armia Krajowa (Home Army), while an uncle fought in the Polish II Corps of Gen. Władysław Anders at the Battle of Monte Cassino; another uncle was murdered by the NKVD (Soviet Secret Police) at Katyń.
Maria Kaczyńska attended primary and secondary schools in Rabka Zdrój in southern Poland. She studied transport economics and foreign trade in Sopot at what is now the University of Gdańsk. After graduating in 1966, she worked at the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, where she met Lech Kaczyński in 1976. She married him in 1978. They had a daughter. In addition to her native Polish, Kaczyńska spoke English, French, and some Spanish and Russian