March 2018 gave students of the School of Dialogue from three localities the opportunity to meet with George Elbaum, a Warsaw-born Holocaust Survivor, the author of “Neither Yesterdays, Nor Tomorrows. Vignettes from the Holocaust” – a special guest of the School of Dialogue Gala 2017.
The meeting in Żyrardów gathered students from Stefan Żeromski High School called “Czerwoniak” who took part in the School of Dialogue program in 2010, supervised by their teacher Bożena Gąsiorowska, a Leader of Dialogue involved in keeping the memory of Żyradów Jews.
“The meeting felt very good. I hope to have more classes based on personal stories. We want to thank Forum for Dialogue for this opportunity. It is worth mentioning that in 2010 we took part in the School of Dialogue project, maybe someone else would like to join in?”, said a note left by one of the participants. And indeed, there were new students who joined the program. In the fall of 2018, the high school in Żyradów once again took part in the workshops and another group of young students rediscovered the local Jewish history. Maybe the meeting with George Elbaum inspired the curiosity of “Czerwoniak” students.
The program is co-financed by Malka and Pinek Krystal Scholarship Fund.