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The Jewish Museum of Tykocin, Poland, inaugurated de photo exhibition "Snapshots of Genocide"

The Photo Exhibition “Snapshots of Genocide” was inaugurated last November 4th. at the Jewish Museum of Tykocin, Poland. Since that time thousands of people visited the exhibition. This exhibition, which can be visited until de end of December, will be showed soon in Argentina, Germany and Sweden. It consists in more than thirty photographs taken by German soldiers during the Nazi occupation of Poland, and documents the daily lives of the Jews inhabitants of the Polish ghettoes, the suffering, the horror and the tragedy.

These pictures are part of the private collection of Tomasz Wisniewski, a non-Jew, Polish journalist, historian and president of "In search of Poland Society” www.szukamypolski.com

Wisniewski has dedicated years of his life to investigate about the Jewish Bialystok community. He collected and catalogued a large amount of historical documents, old postcards and information taken from cemeteries and old synagogues.

The collection was first exhibited in August 16th. 2004 in Bialystok to commemorate the 61º anniversary of the Bialystok ghetto uprising. On the occasion Mr. Janusz Krzyzewski, Marshal of the Podlasie Region was present.  Earlier, the exhibition was visited by the Mayor-President of the City of Bialystok, Ryszard Tur, among other personalities.

Bialystok was before the WW II the heart of the European Jewry, with approximately 50.000 Jews living there. Today only a dozen Jews live in Bialystok.
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Press Department
November 2004


A Historical Museum was inaugurated by the City of Krakow in the same place where once operated the Pharmacy of the Krakow Ghetto.

Today, Sunday July 11th, the Mayor of the City of Krakow Prof.Jacek Majchrowski inaugurated an Historical Museum in the same place where during WWII operated the Eagle Pharmacy; the only Pharmacy of all the Ghettoes.
The President of the Polish Heroes Remembrance Center, Dr. Marcos Resnizky, was resent at the ceremony and congratulated the Mayor of the City for the event. The Mayor Prof. Majchrowski gave his speech in front of the numerous audience congregated there.
The life and deeds of Pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz were remembered during the moving ceremony, in which allusive poems were read. The ceremony was closed with a musical interpretation.
Among the public present were members of the Government, local authorities; members of the Polish-Jewish community; members of the Children Holocaust Association and survivors.
During the Nazi occupation a Polish Christian man called Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who was the owner of the only pharmacy that existed in the ghettoes’ area, ran the pharmacy.
Pankiewicz helped the Jew population of the ghetto providing them food and medicines and helping some others to escape.
In 1983, Pankiewicz was awarded as Righteous among the Nations, by the Yad Vashem Museum.

The Pharmacy is located in the Podgorze district, place where the Nazis confined 17.000 Jews between 1941 and 1943.On March 13th 1943 when the Nazis implemented the final liquidation of the ghetto, the Jews to whom the Nazis considerated "healthy" were sent to concentration camps in Plaszow and the rest was exterminated.
Some parts of the Spielberg's film "Schindler’s list” took place at the Krakow Ghetto.
Film directors Roman Polansky and Steven Spielberg contributed to the creation of this Museum, which is located at the Park that remembers the Heroes of the Krakow ghetto.

Press Department
July 2004


First Center on Polish-Jewish dialogue has been recently set up in Argentina
A Polish Heroes Remembrance Center was inaugurated in Buenos Aires

The Polish Heroes Remembrance Center was inaugurated in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina.

The Center is formed by men and women from all beliefs identified with the following goals:

To promote and to foster a better understanding among nations and people- especially between Jews and Poles. Giving special attention to the history of the Jewish-Polish relationship before WWII, cooperating thus to the eradication of old prejudices and false stereotypes.

To combat all kind of discrimination and intolerance whether political (as the Stalinism), religious (like the fundamentalist Muslim terrorism that punishes the world), or racial (like the Nazism). Every manifestation of discrimination, racism or intolerance should be controlled and combated wherever it takes place.

The Polish Heroes Remembrance Center was founded by Dr. Marcos Resnizky, the son of Dr. Nehemias Resnizky, a Jewish Argentinean leader, former president of the Jewish Community, and is one of the few institutions in Latin America devoted to the Polish-Jewish dialogue.

The Center wishes to emphasize the exemplary behaviour of the Polish citizens of all times and from all religions that in hard moments of history, such as Communism, Nazism and the struggle for Poland Independency, had demonstrated courage and heroism.

Press Department
March 2004


Dialogue in Argentina.

A committee on Jewish Polish dialogue has been recently set up in Argentina.
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