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Bolesław Janowski 1908 – 2010

October 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Bolesław Janowski, one of the original members of the board of directors of the Fundacja Beiteinu Chaj-2004 recently died at the age of 98 in Warsaw. He was born in Kraśnik near Lublin in Poland. Boles?aw Janowski lost his entire family during Holocaust.

Before 1941, Bolesław Janowski fled to the USSR. He returned after 1945 and lived in Warsaw, where he was very involved in volunteer work for Jewish community in Poland.

Since the end of World War II, he was a member of many Jewish committees. He was known as a great Yiddish translator, teacher and an excellent chess player. He run the Jewish chess club for many years.

Bolesław Janowski leaves a daughter Elżbieta and a granddaughter Judyta. He will be remembered by members of the Board ofFundacja Beiteinu Chaj-2004 and his friends.

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The German Consul General in Wrocław visits our Synagogue

October 22nd, 2010 Comments off

On September 14, 2010, the Fundacja Beiteinu Chaj-2004 had the honor and great pleasure to welcome Mr. Bernhard Brasack, Consul General of the German Federal Republic and his wife, Mrs. Elin Magnuùsson at the historic synagogue of Dzierżoniów / Reichenbach.

Mr. and Mrs. Brasack spent more than four hours in and around the old synagogue, enjoying a rich program that included a luncheon served in the synagogue. The City of Dzierżoniów was represented by Mrs. Ostrowska, deputy mayor. The Lutheran Church was represented by Pastor Leszek Wierzbicki, the Catholic Church by Vice Deacon Father Jarosław Leśniak.

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