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Stoczek Węgrowski- February 13, 2009

On 13 February 2009 in Stoczek The Lasting Memory Foundation organized a lecture and a special meeting for students of Władysław St. Reymont school. They had a chance to meet the witnesses to history. Special guests who participated in the meeting were: the representative of the Chancellery of the President- Mr Jakub Jaskółowski, the mayor of Stoczek- Mr Mieczysław Wójcik, the Righteous Among the Nations of the World- Mrs Jadwiga Gawrych, the families of those who rescued Jews during the war, Zbigniew Niziński from The Lasting Memory Foundation.





In the first part of the meeting Mr Mieczysław Wójcik recalled Polish-Jewish history of Stoczek Węgrowski. Afterwards, the member of The Lasting Memory Foundation delivered a lecture concerning photographs and accounts of Jewish history in Poland. In the next part of the meeting Jadwiga Gawrych told a story of her family and their brave act of rescuing Jews from extermination. The students could hear a similar story from another guest- Mr Józef Maliński. Mr Jaskółowski presented the project called “Bringing Back the memory” initialized by the Chancellery of the President. The main aim of the idea is to honor all people who uniquely contributed to the rebirth of sovereign Poland as well as those who brought helt to Jews persecuted during the Second World War. After the meeting guests visited Jewish cemetery and lit the candles on the grave of murdered Jews from Stoczek. They also visited a family of Julianna Postek who died along with 17 Jews hiding in her house.





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