Twelve members of the Geluda/Gildar family from USA visited Makow Mazowiecki on June 22nd, 2015. The family’s ancestors came from this town and for many of the cousins, this was their first visit to to Makow. Students from the junior high participating in the School of Dialogue program prepared an English tour for the family, which retraced the Jewish history of the town.
The school’s headmaster, teachers and other town officials also took part. Richard Weintraub, the family member who organized the trip, gave a thank-you speech in Polish to the students at the end of the tour and praised them for their efforts. He practiced his Polish pronunciation for months beforehand so that he could address the students in their native language.