Everything I am now doing in my life – working as a historian and museum custodian, acting as pro bono caretaker of historic buildings – I owe to the place I was born: a historic building of the beautiful art deco-style City Hall that after World War II was converted into a maternity ward. And to a leap over a cemetery wall during a romantic walk with my girlfriend. It was 1987, I was eighteen and I just discovered a Jewish Atlantis laying beyond the mysterious cemetery wall. It was behind that wall that I kissed my girlfriend for the first time. An unusual site, with incomprehensible inscriptions all around and ivy all over the tombstones and the first kiss that is an event to remember. I suddenly discovered a world I knew almost nothing about apart from the fact that it was a historical remnant of the Jewish inhabitants in the town I call my own who had been forgotten by time and people. Since then, I have been working to save the forgotten Jewish cemetery in Zabrze, documenting and helping others to save from oblivion what remains of the Upper Silesian Jewish world. All in line with the Latin maxim “Conservatio est aeterna creatio”. For years I have been working to preserve the Jewish cemetery in Zabrze. I am responsible for the site’s maintenance and general esthetics, I encourage local schoolchildren to get involved in the cleanup works, which I regularly carry out myself. Once a year I organize a fundraiser and spend the money thus collected on keeping the cemetery clean. I lift the overturned headstones whenever I am physically able to and I provide guided tours of the site for all interested parties, talking about the local Jewish community as well as Jewish tradition and religion. Most of these positive actions I am able to implement only thanks to the invaluable help of other people’s good will, for which I am extremely grateful. I conduct workshops for city guides and tour operators about local Jewish heritage that still remains to be seen. I also publish articles and give presentations on this subject on a regular basis.