Międzyrzec Podlaski

Reconnecting Ties

Robert Potoker’s Visit to Międzyrzec Podlaski

July 2014

Robert Potoker became involved with Forum of Dialouge by sponsoring a 2012 School of Dialogue program in Międzyrzec Podlaski – a town his grandparents had been born in. In late 2012, Mr.Potoker participated in a Forum-organized study tour to Poland. In the summer of 2014, he returned, this time to visit Międzyrzec Podlaski with his wife. This was Mr.Potoker’s first visit in the town since 1995.

In Międzyrzec, the Potokers met with history teacher Artur Domański, who had assisted School of Dialogue students in their project work, and students from the local School Complex no.3 who shared their impressions from the School of Dialogue program. Guests were taken on a walking tour through the town by Mateusz Borysiuk, an expert on local Jewish history who also showed the Potokers Tykocin, Białystok and WWII-era fortifications that the guests were particularly interested in.