Yesterday, Polish authorities and public health institutions recommended that all indoor events for more than one thousand people should be canceled. In consequence of those announcements we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s School of Dialogue Gala held at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw.
We were hoping against hope that such a cancellation will not be required, as the Gala enables us to honor the dedication and involvement of students from all over Poland in commemorating their local Jewish communities. It is a unique moment when we can show how important this memory of Polish/Jewish history and heritage is in and for Poland.
Given the pressing epidemiological concerns and recommendations from official institutions, calling the Gala off is the only rational decision. The health and safety of the students, teachers, and Forum’s friends and allies is our top priority.
We will be announcing the winners of the School of Dialogue commemoration project competition shortly, as their hard work will not remain unrecognized.