The exhibition "Polish Ambassador to Japan Tadeusz Romer and Jewish War Refugees in the Far East" opened at Sugihara House in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Wednesday. According to its organisers, it presents the heroic actions taken by the Polish diplomat in Japan.
“For most people who were imprisoned in the ghetto, Radegast Station was either the first thing they saw after arriving or the last they saw of it before their death. The whole ghetto passed through this point.”
The fourteen winning films will be featured in a POLIN museum exhibition which includes Roman Gutek, founder of the Warsaw Film Festival and film distribution company Gutek Film.
Speaking to the Super Express daily Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich said that Poles and Jews are like two cousins who are sometimes at odds. He added that people know that family arguments can be very intense.
A number of Jewish organisations have commented on controversial statements by Israel's acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz, who accused Poles of anti-Semitism, which lead to a diplomatic incident between Poland and Israel.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) urged restraint and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland (ZGWŻ) criticised Israel's acting foreign minister's words on Monday as they tried to defuse the recent incident in Polish-Israeli relations.
Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett was quoted by the Jeruslaem Post as saying that history cannot be revised for the sake of the future, as this is not the way to build a relationship.
During a Wednesday meeting at the Polish consulate in New York, Polish ambassador to Switzerland Jakub Kumoch told the story of Polish diplomats who forged passports to save Jews during WWII, which the Polish diaspora wants to promote in US schools.
The history of the Bernese Group, a group of Polish and Jewish diplomats who forged foreign travel documents aimed at saving European Jews from Holocaust during World War II, is the theme of an exhibition which opened on Thursday in the UN seat in Geneva.
Although born in Paris and considered a French artist, Topor’s ties to his Polish-Jewish heritage are unquestionable.