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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • CULTURE

  • 23 February 2016

    The meeting took place on February 23rd at the Polish Embassy in Tokyo. The event was attended by Mrs. Michiko Nomura, members of the Holocaust remembrance association who cultivate a memory of the Holocaust and representatives of Japanese media.

    The meeting was organized before travel to Poland and Czech Republic, where members of the Holocaust remembrance association intend to visit memorials of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Cyryl Kozaczewski, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Japan noted that awareness of the subject and interest of Japanese in the Holocaust demonstrate high level of empathy and show that sensibilities of Japanese and Poles are similar.

    Since many years, Mrs. Michiko Nomura has been engaged in educational activities related to the Holocaust. In March and April 2015 took place an exhibition of sketches by Mieczysław Kościelniak who was a former prisoner of Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945). The exhibition and related to it symposium was organized by Mrs. Nomura and Waseda University and was supported by Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Institute in Tokyo.

    Mrs. Michiko Nomura has a wish that the sketches by Mieczysław Kościelniak which she has, return one day to the place where they were created, to Auschwitz.

    - I hope that all works by Mieczysław Kościelniak will be gathered in the future and then exhibited across the world, giving visitors an opportunity to see a tragedy of the Holocaust through the eyes of Mieczysław Kościelniak - said Ambassador Cyryl Kozaczewski.

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