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  • 1. World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors ofthe HolocaustInternational Conference of ChildSurvivors & FamiliesWarsaw, PolandAugust 19-22, 2011Part 1:Conference,Irena Sendler Teachers Awards,Righteous Among the Nations
  • 2. PolandConferenceWarsaw Conference leaders Anna Drabikand Aleksandra Kopystynska open theconference. WFJCSH President StefanieSeltzer joins them.
  • 3. Rabbi Michael Schudrich leads lighting of MemorialCandles. Top right, Stefanie Seltzer, President ofWFJCSH. Bottom left, Philipp Sonntag, Germany.
  • 4. Memorial candles lit by Helena Roth, 3G, USA. Back row, Renata Zajdman(Poland/Canada), Hania Rosenberg (Poland/Sweden), Philipp Sonntag(Germany), Stefanie Seltzer (Poland/USA), Jozef Walaszczyk (Poland).
  • 5. Above, Havdalah service, RabbiSchudrich, Dasha Rittenberg,Poland/USA. Bottom left: AleksandraKopystynska, Anna Drabik, IsraelAmbassador Zvi Rav-Ner, StefanieSeltzer, US Ambassador Lee A.Feinstein.
  • 6. Anna Drabikintroduces speakers:Polish CabinetPresident, Mr. JacekMichalovski, bottomleft, Warsaw MayorHanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, bottom right,Prof. Adam Rotsfeld
  • 7. Top, Prof Felixs Tych, bottom left, Israel Ambassador ZviRav Ner.
  • 8. Prof. Aleksander Skotnicki speaks about Jews in Pre-war Krakow.
  • 9. Top left, Plenary speaker Helena DatnerTop right, Greg Schneider, ClaimsConferenceBottom left, US Ambassador Lee A.Feinstein.
  • 10. Top, panel on Jewish identity:Bottom, panel on Holocaust Education:From left: Norm Conard, USA, Judge SanjaTabakovic, Croatia, Karen Brass, USA,Charles Silow, USA.
  • 11. Panel on Anti-Semitism in Europetoday: Moderator Stephen Adler,USA, Phill Sonntag, Germany,Melita Svob, Croatia, Max ArpelsLezer, Netherland, HaniaRosenberg, Sweden, Prof. AndrzejJonas, Poland.
  • 12. Panelists, above left, StefanieSeltzer, USA, Max Arpels Lezer,Netherlands, above right, MelitaSvob, Croatia, bottom left, HaniaRosenberg, Poland/Sweden.
  • 13. Meals, time to schmooze, get to know each other….
  • 14. On left, including:Marta Shemtov, Canada,Anita Ekstein , Canada,Tamaro Root, Hanila Levitt,Betty Berman, DashaRittenberg. USA, AnnaCheszes, Avram Cheszes,Canada.Bottom right, Miriam andFred Ferber, Poland/USA,and friends.
  • 15. Multiple generations were present,from Poland and outside of Poland:Top left, Gun family from Detroit, USABottom left, Silbergleit family, Detroit,Bottom right, family from Lodz, Lublin.
  • 16. The younger set, Third and FourthGenerations.
  • 17. Righteous Among the NationsTop left: Jozef Walaszczyk, Ewa Rudnik andAlicja Schnepf .
  • 18. Members of the Second and ThirdGenerations, from Poland and outside ofPoland. Top left, Polish artistMalgosia Malinowska ; bottom left,Charley Silow, USA, and friend from Lodz,Charley’s family’s town, Mirka Gluck.
  • 19. Above: 2G’s from USA, CharleySilow, Karen Brass, SusanSondheimer, friends…Bottom, from left: Mark Clemen,mother, Marion Weinzweig,daughter Cindi Katz, USA, and newfriend Anna Piasecka from Poland.
  • 20. “The People of the Book…”
  • 21. Back to us. Teresa Langner, behind are:Danuta Cukier, Ela Lesiak, Renia Szymanska
  • 22. Top left: Norm Conard, USA,Bieta Ficowska, Poland,Prof. Joanna Michlich, BrandeisUniversity, USABottom left Prof. Skotnicki receives warmthanks.
  • 23. Marian Tyrowicz and Jagoda Hofmokl
  • 24. Bulletin Boards help people stillsearching for childhood friends, lostrelatives.
  • 25. Interviews for Polish TV
  • 26. Singing and dancing….
  • 27. Closing Banner given to Rose Gelbart, Cleveland, USA, for 2012 conferenceCeremony
  • 28. Left: Elzbieta Ficowska, Norm Conard, USA, and friends. Bottom: Norm and old friend Renata Zajdman, Poland/CanadaIrenaSendlerTeachersAwards
  • 29. Renata Zajdman receives special Award fromPolish State for building Polish-Jewishfriendship.Bottom right, long time friend Bieta Ficowskagives bouquet and embrace.
  • 30. Irena Sendler Teachers Awardees, main winner, center, is Grazyna Ferenc.
  • 31. RighteousAwardsCeremonySponsored by Yad Vashem,Israel EmbassySee website for theRighteous Programdetails.
  • 32. World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors ofthe HolocaustInternational Conference of ChildSurvivors & FamiliesWarsaw, PolandAugust 19-22, 2011Part 2:Jewish WarsawLodz, Majdanek, LublinKrakowAuschwitz-Birkenau
  • 33. JewishWarsaw
  • 34. Above: synagogueRight: New Museum of History ofJews in Poland.
  • 35. Warsaw
  • 36. Lodz
  • 37. Charley Silow visited his family’stown, Lodz, the ghetto and thecemetary where his grandfather isburied.
  • 38. CampsMajdanek
  • 39. One of the gas chambers.Bottom left, phony “showers”.
  • 40. Memorial composed of ashes, bottom left. Bottom right, the town in the distance.
  • 41. Lublin
  • 42. KRAKOWKazimierz
  • 43. Krakow Memorial
  • 44. CampsAuschwitzBirkenau
  • 45. Bottom: crematoria blown up by SS.
  • 46. Kaddish at Birkenau, end of railroad tracks
  • 47. AuschwitzPreservation Director of The Auschwitz explains the educational aspects and need for preservation.
  • 48. In order to teach thefuture generations,everything at Auschwitzmust be preserved.
  • 49. Some Auschwitz items needing care,preservation, to be viewed by futuregenerations.
  • 50. Leaving Auschwitz
  • 51. Jewish Music Festivals, Klezmer groups, Yiddish Theatreperformances, in Yiddish by non-Jews, are big touristattractions, “About us, without us.”
  • 52. Karen Brass, USA, brought a family plaqueto be put on her family’s home.
  • 53. Sayinggoodbyes
  • 54. THEEND