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Strzelce near Bialopole – May 29, 2014

A meeting between students, teachers and eyewitnesses to the events of World War II took place in a school in Strzelce. Zbigniew Niziński carried out a presentation and lecture regarding the Foundation’s work of commemorating the war victims and searching for forgotten graves.

Leokadia near Łaskarzew – May 27, 2014

In the town of Łaskarzew, the Lasting Memory Foundation in cooperation with the locals erected memorial stones over the burial places of the Jews murdered by the Germans at World War II. During the unveiling ceremony, the residents, clergy, local authorities, students of nearby schools and other guests all together paid tribute to the dead as the act of opposing genocide.

Warsaw – May 24, 2014

The ceremony of presenting awards from Jerzy Boniecki Polcul Foundation, headquartered in Australia, to individuals acting for the general benefit of the society was held in the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Among the laureates was Zbigniew Niziński from the Lasting Memory Foundation, awarded for searching, documenting and marking the traces of nazi murders of Jews and those who assisted them.

Józefów near Biłgoraj – April 17, 2014

Zbigniew Niziński from the Lasting Memory Foundation and Adam Sikorski’s team of “Było, nie minęło” (“Once was and did not pass”) aired on TVP Lublin, conducted ground research at the place of execution and burial of approximately 1500 Jews murdered on 13 July 1942 by German Reserve Police Battalion 101. The aim of using a ground penetrating radar was to establish the location of the victims’ burial pits. Subsequently, six mass graves were located and marked. A forest district manager Leszek Dmitroca from Józefów Biłgorajski Forestry Management and a president of Foundation “Honor, Ojczyzna” (“Honor, Homeland”) Dariusz Szymanowski were involved in the works.

Jodłowa – April 8-9, 2014

On 9 April 2014, it was the fourth time the members of the Jewish Culture Section of the Middle East Circle from the Jagiellonian University came to a Jewish cemetery in Jodłowa – Wisowa to continue cataloguing the matzevas together with their supervisor Dr. Daniel Starzyński and the Lasting Memory Foundation’s President Zbigniew Niziński. A detailed list and location scheme of tombstones were drafted. In total, over 70 Hebrew grave inscriptions were deciphered, the oldest dating back to 1837.

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