Letter from the representatives of Jewish organisations concerning the Monument to the Righteous Among the Nations
The community of Polish Jews shall never forget the heroic bravery of those who, despite the risk of being denounced or death, were ready to help the victims of Shoah. No manner of commemorating their deeds will ever be good enough. A monument is one of the forms we adopted for commemorating extraordinary deeds such as those done by the Righteous. However imperfect, it is still a symbol. It is difficult to show the loneliness and isolation of those who performed these heroic acts while opposing, on the one hand, the Nazi extermination, violence and barbarism and, on the other hand, the frequent enmity and the willingness to denounce their compatriots – the worst kind of neighbours.
Commentary to the interview with professor Krzysztof Jasiewicz
Commentary to the interview with professor Krzysztof Jasiewicz, published in Focus. Historia ekstra issue no. 2/2013
On behalf of the Jewish community of Warsaw we are deeply indignant at the words of professor Krzysztof Jasiewicz, an employee at the Polish Academy of Sciences, published in an interview he gave for Focus. Historia ekstra magazine.
Election of the New Pope
With great joy I learned about the election of the New Pope, the new leader of the Catholic Church. I would like to congratulate Pope Frances, may God bless Him and fill Him with wisdom and love this office requires. - said rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland.
Commentary about the speech of the President of the United States of America Barack Obama
Members of Polish Jewish community accompanied President of the United States of America during his visit in Poland last year, among others at the Monument of the Heroes of the Ghetto Uprising in Warsaw. His significant emotional attitude and set of words that he chose reflects his deep overness about the horrors of the German Nazi atrocities in Poland during World War II.
Therefore it is deeply upsetting that President of the United States of America Barack Obama has used, during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony the expression „Polish death camps”.