I have to admit that the fate of the Jewish nation has always been close to my heart. For as long as I can remember, my knowledge about Poland’s Jewish community has been constantly growing. I found the first pieces of information about the Jewish Nation in the Bible, which my mom was always encouraging me to read. Apart from that, I also heard stories told by elderly people from my community, who remembered Poland from before the war and who told me about their Jewish neighbors and friends. Later on, my knowledge expanded thanks to my teachers and university professors, who inspired me and my peers to participate in different activities connected with the history of Polish Jews and who encouraged us to seek further information from additional sources. I can safely say that throughout my life I have had the chance to meet very valuable people who showed me the importance of memory and dialogue; however, in order for these to exist, meeting other people is absolutely crucial.
Bełżec / Tomaszów Lubelski