October, 2011

Review of Antony Polonsky's latest book The Jews in Poland and Russia. Volume 1: 1350–1881 in Slavonic and East European Review (vol. 89, no. 4, October 2011).

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December, 2010

The Death of a very Polish Polish Jew -Jakub Muller

It is with great sadness Jakub Muller aged 90 passed away on Thursday 16th December 2010 peacefully in his sleep at his home in Malmo, Sweden. Jakub was born in Nowy Sacz into an Orthodox Jewish Family, whose family lineage in the town can be traced back nearly 600 years. Jakub was the sole survivor from his family following the Nazi German Holocaust, having been sheltered by Polish Gentiles in the surrounding villages at considerable danger to themselves from the Nazi German Authorities. After the War Jakub returned to Nowy Sacz and attempted to resume normal life he married and brought up a family being his daughter Karolina and son Zygmunt.

Following the Communist inspired Anti-zionist campaign of 1968 the family was expelled from Poland and settled in Sweden. Following the collapse of Communism and the democratisation of Poland. Jakub returned to his home town annually for over twenty years for five months each the summer in order to preserve the memory of Jewish Life in Nowy Sacz. He was personally responsible for the restoration of The Jewish Cemetery, Ohel to Chaim Halberstam and Natham's Prayer House. His last major uncompleted work was the building of the Mikvah outside of the original boundary of The Pre-war Jewish Graveyard.

His sad death was already been widely reported in The Polish Press. It is now the intention of the family, friends, and colleagues of The Late Jakub Muller to have a plaque placed in the Cementry in Nowy Sacz to celebrate his tireless efforts to preserve the memory of Jewish Life in Nowy Sacz.
 

25 June, 2010, Dziennik Polski

Oba nasze narody przez setki lat żyły w zgodzie, na jednej ziemi, a Polska była dla Żydów prawdziwą oazą wolności, kiedy tępiono ich w innych krajach. Mamy wielowiekową wspólną historię, doświadczenia, wzajemnie przenikającą się kulturę. Muszą pamiętać o tym ci wszyscy, którzy szermują oskarżeniami o polski antysemityzm. - rozmowa z Filipem Slipaczkiem


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April 2010, Tygodnik Polski - Idzie ku lepszemu, ku normalności

To łatwo się mówi: szukać tego, co łączy a nie dzieli; burzyć uprzedzenia i stereotypy, kroczyć drogą prawdy... W stosunkach polsko-żydowskich wciąż jeszcze niemało dzieli, całkiem dobrze się mają stereotypy, a prawd jest tyle, ilu zabierających głos. Jednak, jak mówi Rabin Maciej Pawlak, wiele zmienia się na lepsze. read - »

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11 December 2008, The International Hamodia

The International Hamodia reports on One-Day Conference held at the Polish Embassy in London on 27 November 2008 marking the twentieth anniversary of March 1968: Forty Years On: The March 1968' Anti-Zionist' Campaign and its significance for Polish-Jewish relations."

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