At school, I was told that the history of my hometown Myślenice goes back to pagan times. The year 1342 was a key date, as it was when Polish king Casimir the Great granted the town its location privilege. Later the history meandered this way and that, up until the eve of World War II. Interestingly enough, my schoolteachers never really mentioned World War I, even though between November and December 1914 the front crossed through our area. I have always been lured to the unknown and that is why I decided to dwell on the topic. In the course of my research I learned that Myślenice area was once inhabited by some mysterious Jews, about whom local history keeps quiet as a grave. This was the moment that initiated what has been going ever since, leading to research and new discoveries pertaining to shared history of Poles and Jews on Myślenice soil. My family has lived in Myślenice for generations. Apart from my passion for history and especially Polish-Jewish relations, I am a social worker responsible for foster families in the region. I am also interested in politics, photography and sport. I have a wonderful family and a dog and a cat I consider to be extended members of the family.