For many years now I have been interested in the history of Jews. What inspired me to study in-depth the fate of Biecz Jews was empathy, i.e. the feeling of mental state of people living in the ghetto during the occupation and a conspiracy of silence among the inhabitants about the Jewish history of Biecz. My retirement made it easier to deal with the subject in a professional and comprehensive way, even though I am not a historian by education. When confronted with comments about the lack of historical education, I reply that although I am a trained instrumentalist (trombonist) and the Beatles had no musical background, I do not feel any better than them.