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Please note my answer to a young man >from Poland, regarding
the relationship between Jews and Poles, at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/plock/tomarek.htm

Shalom,

Ada


Joyce Field wrote:

Dear Marek, Thank you very much for writing this message to the Yizkor
Book Help Desk . I am impressed with your ideas and your efforts to
come to terms with Jewish history in Poland and am forwarding your
message to some people who will be very interested in what you have to
say in the hope that perhaps we can begin a dialogue. Please realize
that what you said was important and symbolic on Christmas Eve. In
addition, it is gratifying that you have been so affected by the
material on the Yizkor Book Project. Joyce FieldJewishGen, Yizkor
Book Project Manager

I have just read your material and decided to write a few words to
you. I am a young Pole (29) and I have been interested in
theYedwabne tragedy for a few weeks. The very first thing I came
across about Yedwabne was a huge article published by a Polish daily
newspaper "GAZETA" in November. It was a kind of public response
after publishing a book by Gratz (I haven't read it yet). I have to
admit that the Yedwabne tragedy really shocked me. It is extremely
painful for me for two reasons. The first one is that I can't
believe that such things had happened (though I am not doubtful at
all) and the second is that almost nothing is being done to
"reconcile" the two nations. All those murders should have been
punished many years ago. I totally support your efforts towards
revealing the truth about this mass murder. I often ask myself why
it is so hard to understand, accept and respect, why it is far
easier to hate, ignore and underestimate. I am a young man and I am
trying to be as far objective as I can. I adore Isaac B. Singer
literature and I find a lot about Jewish customs, living and history
through reading his books. Nobody has ever forced me to do that.
There are a lot of young people like me and of course many others
who could be described as anti-semitic. Hate isn't born >from itself.
It is born because of certain thoughtless actions >from some
narrow-minded Poles and Jews. I think that the truth about Yedwabne
must come to light and that light should be seen by everyone. At the
same time I would really wish Jewish communities (especially in the
US) made efforts towards reconciliation and creation of new
relationships between Poles and Jews. Opening people's minds seems
still difficult. I am writing this on Christmas Eve - one of the
greatest holidays of Christianity and I think that it might shed a
ray of hope and light on our relationships. These are just a few
words that I wanted to say. They don't bring anything important but
......
with respect, understanding and hope for better future
Marek Jozwiak
Plock, Poland
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<p>Please note my answer to a young man >from Poland, regarding
<br>the relationship between Jews and Poles, at:
<br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/plock/tomarek.htm">http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/plock/tomarek.htm</a>
<p>Shalom,
<p>Ada
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<p>Joyce Field wrote:
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Dear
Marek, Thank you very much for writing this message to the Yizkor Book
Help Desk .&nbsp; I am impressed with your ideas and your efforts to come
to terms with Jewish history in Poland and am forwarding your message to
some people who will be very interested in what you have to say in the
hope that perhaps we can begin a dialogue.&nbsp; Please realize that what
you said was important and symbolic on Christmas Eve.&nbsp; In addition,
it is gratifying that you have been so affected by the material on the
Yizkor Book&nbsp; Project. Joyce FieldJewishGen, Yizkor Book Project Manager
<blockquote type="cite" cite><tt><font size=-1>I have just read your material
and decided to write a few words to you. I am a young Pole (29) and I have
been interested in theYedwabne tragedy for a few weeks. The very first
thing I came across about Yedwabne was a huge article published by a Polish
daily newspaper "GAZETA" in November. It was a kind of public response
after publishing a book by Gratz (I haven't read it yet). I have to admit
that the Yedwabne tragedy really shocked me. It is extremely painful for
me for two reasons. The first one is that I can't believe that such things
had happened (though I am not doubtful at all) and the second is that almost
nothing is being done to "reconcile" the two nations. All those murders
should have been punished many years ago. I totally support your efforts
towards revealing the truth about this mass murder. I often ask myself
why it is so hard to understand, accept and respect, why it is far easier
to hate, ignore and underestimate. I am a young man and I am trying to
be as far objective as I can. I adore Isaac B. Singer literature and I
find a lot about Jewish customs, living and history through reading his
books. Nobody has ever forced me to do that. There are a lot of young people
like me and of course many others who could be described as anti-semitic.
Hate isn't born >from itself. It is born because of certain thoughtless
actions >from some narrow-minded Poles and Jews. I think that the truth
about Yedwabne must come to light and that light should be seen by everyone.
At the same time I would really wish Jewish communities (especially in
the US) made efforts towards reconciliation and creation of new relationships
between Poles and Jews. Opening people's minds seems still difficult. I
am writing this on Christmas Eve - one of the greatest holidays of Christianity
and I think that it might shed a ray of hope and light on our relationships.
These are just a few words that I wanted to say. They don't bring anything
important but ......</font></tt></blockquote>

<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size=-1>with respect, understanding
and hope for better future</font></blockquote>

<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size=-1>Marek Jozwiak</font></blockquote>

<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size=-1>Plock, Poland</font></blockquote>

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