Friday, July 10, 2009

Busy Przemysl Weekend

Our friend Lukasz was kind enough to send some photos from a very busy weekend in Przemysl.

Here, Lukasz joins Michael Freund in front of the new commemorative plaque attached to the wall of the city's library - once the Scheinbach Synagogue.

Detail of the plaque donated by Michael. From his website:
Michael Freund is Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel, which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. He writes a syndicated column and feature stories for the Jerusalem Post. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of Communications & Policy Planning in the Israeli Prime MinisterĀ“s Office under former premier Benjamin Netanyahu. A native of New York, he holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has lived in Israel for the past decade.


During the ceremony Lukasz presented to the library a reprint of the Sefer Przemysl. On the eve of completing the translation of it's Hebrew part, the hope that it will be made available to English, Yiddish, and Hebrew speakers who happen to visit the former synagogue.


The weekend concluded with a piano concert performed by the Walachowski sisters. Their grandfather was Przemysl ghetto survivor.

(Photos by Adam Erd and Jacek Szwic.)

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