Aunt Wisia and Krakow are to be “blamed” for all this. My husband Michał’s aunt, who had an excellent memory and who told us stories about pre-war Rymanów, a small town near Krosno in the Podkarpacie Voivodeship. Each story featured neighbors, tailors, bakers who were Jewish. And since my aunt had acting skills, she was able to perfectly recreate real-life dialogues she had once heard, between her and the Jewish women she used to meet with. It was these stories that allowed me to imagine the small pre-war shtetl that Rymanów once was, and then extrapolate those images to other places across the country. Also, my Polish language studies in Krakow were very stimulating, and so was the neglected Jewish district of Kazimierz, which I would visit at least several times a week, reading, walking through old courtyards and reading again… And this is how my interest in Jewish religion and culture was born. I teach Polish language in Bieruń’s middle school, I also teach hold theater workshops at the Bieruń Culture Center. I coach two theatre groups: one for schoolkids, and another one for adults. Theatre is my second passion, giving me a lot of satisfaction, since I love working with people. Every year, I direct a “full-length” play. With my group of youngsters, we usually choose something classical, whereas with the older group we usually work on plays speaking about contemporary problems of Silesia and we perform in the Silesian dialect. Both groups are extremely popular in my town. In my private life, I am a mother of two sons and a daughter; my children strongly support my endeavors. I can divide my activities connected with Polish-Jewish matters into two groups. Some are connected with my profession.