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Conference in Wannsee — 20.01.1942
In 1914 a pharmaceutical factory-owner, decided to invest his earned money into an elegant villa with a garden.
The January deportation from the Warsaw Ghetto
The Germans had planned the beginning of the second stage of liquidation of the ghetto for 18 January 1943. The goal was to deport about 8,000 people to Treblinka. For the first time, the Jews had responded with armed resistance. The struggle lasted for only four days, but – as Cywia Lubetkin recalled after the war — „the German plan to deport all the remaining Jews of Warsaw to Treblinka was prevented”. Several members of Oneg Shabbat have died in that time – among them Gustawa Jarecka, Abraham Lewin, Perec Opoczyński.
For the memory of future generations, and for the entire world
The fate of the Jewish nation is so difficult to grasp and convey in writing – such a reflection keeps reappearing in Lewin’s „Diary, in fact becoming its main thread. Lewin writes the daily chronicle of the ghetto, documenting worsening conditions of living, famine, diseases, increasing terror, eventually – the Great Deportation and the stories of survivors, who „lead a bitter life”, with „wings of death waving above them”. He had continued his work even after his wife Luba was sent to Treblinka. His testimony reaches to things declared as impossible, events which evade words. The Diary ends suddenly on 16 January 1943, one day before the January deportations.
Liberal despot — Mieczysław Grydzewski
On 9th January, 1970, in London died Mieczysław Grydzewski.
Lachert, the Law Courts on Leszno and Saska Kępa
When we think of Bohdan Lachert we immediately think „Muranów”. But during the occupation his house on Saska Kępa was important Underground hub.
1st anniversary of the death of Amos Oz
Israeli writer Amos Oz died last year, on 28 December 2018, at the age of 79. In 2018, the Swedish Academy decided not to grant the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many followers of Oz’s books had been expecting for years that he might have been the winner. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.