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Memorial site of Genocide against Tutsi to be built in Poland

Rwandan Community living in Poland confirmed that they are planning to open a Genocide Memorial Site for the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Wroclaw,Poland .

This memorial site will be set up by the Rwandan Community in Poland in collaboration with the Jewish Community in Poland.

Collaboration between Rwandan Community in Poland and Jewish Foundation has led to Rwanda being allotted a space to set up a Genocide Memorial Site in Poland.

Due to this collaboration,from 5th to 15 November 2017, there is a special annual event known as Days of mutual respect.

As it organized,4th November, in this event there will be a March of mutual respect, people walking to Takowa, the place of the memorial plaque of die Niue Synagogue destroyed during Kristallnacht,November 09,1938.

People will sit for speeches of different leaders including those of Wroclaw City and other envoys of Germany,USA, Israel in Poland.

Rwanda will be represented by Officials from Rwandan embassy in Poland but has a seat in Berlin , and Ibuka of Europe.

The event is prepared by The Bente Kahan Foundation, started its activities back in 2006.

The primary goal was the restoration of the historic White Stork Synagogue (which dates back to 1829) as well as the creation of a Centre for Jewish Culture and Education.

This work intends to honour and preserve the nearly 1000 year-old history of Jews in Wroclaw and the Lower Silesia region.

Since its conception, the centre has been co-financed by the city of Wroclaw and administered by the Bente Kahan Foundation, all in cooperation with the Wroclaw Jewish community.

The Center in the White Stork Synagogue is a hub for cultural events such as exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, lectures, competitions and concerts.

It has also hosted numerous educational theatre performances written and directed by Bente Kahan, which have been attended by more than twenty-five thousand youngsters from Wrocław and Lower Silesia. Many projects at the center are prepared together with the Jewish Studies Department of Wrocław University.

For centuries, Poland was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world. Poland was the centre of Jewish culture thanks to a long period of statutory religious tolerance and social autonomy.

Collaboration between Rwandan Community in Poland & Jewish Foundation has led to Rwanda being alloted a space to set up a Genocide Memorial Site in Poland

This ended with the Partitions of Poland which began in 1772, in particular, with the discrimination and persecution of Jews in the Russian Empire.

During World War II there was a nearly complete genocidal destruction of the Polish Jewish community by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, during the 1939–1945 German occupation of Poland and the ensuing Holocaust.

Since the fall of Communism in Poland there has been a Jewish revival, characterized by the annual Jewish Culture Festival, new study programmes at Polish high schools and universities, the work of synagogues such as the Nożyk, and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The Express News

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