My motivation for learning about Jewish culture came from the bizarre stories I heard about Jewish religion and traditions. I was told, for example, that Jews would be buried in a sitting position, or that they would kill little girls to use their blood to make matzot. Skeptical of these revelations, I decided to do my own research and verify this information. Another reason to study the topic was my membership in Nowy Żmigród Appreciation Society. The society’s statute obliges us to protect the heritage of our region and the Jewish heritage is an integral part of the local pre-war history. The idea to establish a museum with a separate room about Jewish culture, additionally motivated me to study the history and culture of Nowy Żmigród Jews. Thanks to the wonderful people I met who were willing to support my queries, I became convinced this topic should be studied in-depth. I head the Community Center in Nowy Żmigród. My position allows me to cooperate with many different people and institutions on many different levels to commemorate the Jewish heritage. In my free time, I am a devoted social activist and president of Nowy Żmigród Appreciation Society. My interests include World War I, The January Uprising of 1863, Confederacy in Bar and preservation of heritage buildings. Sport is my hobby, I play table tennis.