Krakow Holocaust survivors featured in new calendar

Marcy Oster

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The JCC Krakow in cooperation with the Child Survivors of the Holocaust Association released a calendar with portraits of twelve Krakow Holocaust survivors.

Representatives of the JCC said during Wednesday’s news conference that it is the first calendar featuring Polish Holocaust survivors. It contains the survivors’ stories and lists their achievements after the war.

“Our survivors are the cornerstone of our community and serve as an invaluable resource for Jewish communities across the world, but especially for young Poles, many of whom have only recently learned they are Jewish,” said Jonathan Ornstein, executive director of JCC Krakow.

“For me, the JCC is a very important place where I can meet Polish Jews. I am particularly happy that the JCC looks after us, the child survivors of the Holocaust,” said Anna Grygiel-Huryn, 73, a Holocaust survivor and member of the JCC Krakow.

The 2016 calendar was made possible with funds raised by the 2015 Ride For The Living, a 55-mile annual bicycle ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the JCC Krakow.

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