One way ticket – this is the nutshell version of my adventure with Jewish history and culture. A few years ago I was offered to organize a meeting between my school’s students with youth from Israel. I was happy to accept the offer and started preparing the event. I wanted to present the history of Mińsk’s Jewish communityto our young guests. This is how I embarked on a journey that continues to this day.
A sense of responsibility for the history I uncover and for passing it onto my students are the aims of my activism. School of Dialogue title awarded to my school, “We are together” project, Holocaust victims remembrance day – these are just a few of the recognizable and ascertainable activities. However, it is the people I have met who present the biggest advantage of my activism. Friendship with a woman that was a child survivor of the Mińsk ghetto and meeting an Auschwitz survivor have changed both me and my perception of the world. Most of my actions aim to commemorate victims of the Holocaust. I organize Holocaust Remembrance Days, participate in the “Daffodils Action” [initiative of Polin museum to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising], I coordinate full-day visits of Israeli youth in my school and participate with my students in the We Are Together [Jesteśmy Razem] project. In 2015, I organized the first edition of Jewish Culture Days in Mińsk.