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Israel- 4-17 January 2010

At the beginning of January, the Foundation Board set off to Israel in order to find the Holocaust Survivors and collect their accounts concerning the unmarked mass graves in Poland. Our meetings with the last living witnesses of the Holocaust enabled us to prepare a documentation of the martyrdom sites of Jews and Poles who assisted them during the Nazi occupation.

Warsaw- December 27, 2009

27 December 2009 was the 70th anniversary of the first mass execution of civilians in occupied Warsaw. The Appeal of Casualties took place on the execution site on 27 December Street. Among participants of the ceremony were: the President of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, representatives of Polish Armed Forces, the authorities, several associations and many residents. The Lasting Memory Foundation laid a wreath at the memorial stone.

Warsaw- December 15, 2009

On 15 May 2009, at the invitation of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland , the Lasting Memory Foundation took part in the ceremony of kindling Chanukah lights in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. The first candle was lit by the First Lady- Maria Kaczyńska. The medals and awards were given on behalf of the President. Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Ewa Juńczyk-Ziomecka, reminded the guests that the tradition of lighting Chanukah candles by the head of state was initiated 3 years ago by the President Lech Kaczyński.

Hajnowka, Bialystok- November 25, 2009

On 25 November 2009, the Lasting Memory Foundation carried out a presentation “Following the traces of Jews in Poland”. The presentation took place in the Custody Suite in Hajnowka and the Penal Institute in Bialystok. It mainly concerned the Holocaust, people rescuing Jews during the war and gravestone symbols. The meeting had been arranged by the Central Management of Prison Service and the Union of Jewish Religious Communities.

Serokomla - November 19, 2009

The lasting memory Foundation organized a meeting between the witnesses to history and the youth in Serokomla School Complex. The audience was shown a presentation concerning the life of Jews in the Lublin area. Among the participants of the meeting were: a representative of the Chancellery of the President - Malgorzata Zaluska, the Chief Rabbi of Poland – Michael Schudrich, the local authority representatives, the Holocaust Survivor Marianna Adameczek, representatives of the Association of “Children of the Holocaust” in Poland, a daughter of Feliksa and Stanislaw Adameczek (the Righteous Among the Nations) and Zbigniew Nizinski from the Lasting Memory Foundation.

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