Many of us, Second Generation have made a promise to the survivor generation that the Holocaust will not be forgotten, even when they are no longer with us to share their experiences in their own words.
This is why I work almost every day to find and preserve Holocaust evidence, presenting data concerned with my own familly and friends of them.
It has never been more urgent, because it is the artifacts and documents that will tell the story when the survivors cannot.
|Postcard from my father to his cousin in Israel. Thanks to this postcard could my "second cousins" in Israel contact me, 20 years later.|
We are the link, strong link. We know their stories and often languages they spoke. My father spoke 3 languages in his home city Pinsk. I know just two of them. My children understand one of them but has difficulties to read. So I have to provide the data, now! They will never had the same feeling and possibilities.
|Who is who? on the picture from Korczak Orphanage. On the picture below with my father standing close to the entrance door an Identification of persons on it is "in progress".|
|Janusz Korczak as a guest in the home of Waclaw Wislicki. Wislicki was a representative in the Polish Sejm (parliament). Photographed in summer 1937.|
Today, I got that feeling - I Remember Nothing More! That means that all information I had from my late parents I already transferred further. May be not transferred but I recordered it for the next generation.
The information is not just about the Holocaust but also about the time before and after WWII.
I found documents and photographs from my parents home cities. City of Pinsk and Twarda street in Warsaw were in my focus. I also found photographs of my father from the time he was working at Korczaks Orphanage. Now, I just feel, I remember nothing more!
The Polish Council of Christians and Jews organises every year the prayers at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Treblinka. This year, in July, as many times before, priest Lemanski will be there - Sunday, July 28, 02 PM.
Father Wojciech Lemanski, 53, was sacked by Henryk Hoser, archbishop of Warsaw-Praga for speaking out against the dogma on his blog. The July 5 decree from Hoser gave Lemanski just few days, until Thursday to quit his parish in the village of Jasienica. Hoser faulted Lemanski for "a lack of respect and disobedience".
|Lemanski and his parishioners in Treblinka in 2012|
|Father Wojciech Lemanski, 53, was sacked by his superiors. The July 5 decree gave him until Thursday to quit his parish in the village of Jasienica. However, he got a room att retired pries home and full pay...|
The council and Lemanskis former parishioners are backing Lemanski. The Council called him "a man of exceptional achievements in honouring the memory of the former Jewish presence and of the tragic wartime Holocaust".