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In Warsaw there took place a ceremony of handing over distinctions as part of the first edition of Laur Pami?ci (Laurel of Memory) program which awarded people engaged in preserving the heritage of Jewish culture in Poland. The laureates were handed statuettes and diplomas by the Ambassador of Israel Anna Azari. One of them was Eugeniusz Gradek, the Foundation Council member, awarded for taking care of a Jewish cemetery in ?ywiec.

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On May 26 in Klementowice the Lasting Memory Foundation initiated and performed a commemoration of approximately 350 Jews murdered by the German soldiers in June 1942. At the place of their execution and burial, we set up a memorial stone and held an unveiling ceremony which was attended by school youth, residents of Klementowice and neighboring villages, representatives of Embassies, clergy and local authorities.

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In Lublin, there took place a ceremony of presenting medals and recognizing Maria and Jzef Sadurski from Ko?skowola as Righteous Among the Nations of the World for rescuing Margita Weiss-Lowa, a Slovak Jewish woman whom they had been hiding in their barn for over a year. The Lasting Memory Foundation supported the process of honoring the courageous Sadurski family.

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In a School Complex in Podedwrze, the Junior High School students listened to the lecture by Zbigniew Nizi?ski concerning the stories of people from the times of war. The pupils were told about the places of National Remembrance in which the Poles of a Jewish origin, murdered at the Holocaust, lie buried. The participants were familiarized with the stories of such places in the neighboring villages. They were also told about the need for remembrance, respect and assistance to others. The meeting was attended by the Principal of the School Complex Dorota Paw?owska and the teachers.

 

The pupils of a school in Brzyska Wola were familiarized with the symbols of Jewish matzevot which can be found at old Jewish cemeteries. They were told about the figures of Jewish children who had survived the war and Poles who had not hesitated to sacrifice everything to save another persons life. The participants were also shown pictures of the graves of the people murdered during the war, commemorated by the Foundation.

 
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