On January 22, the Remembrance Museum warmly invites you to the promotion of the publication entitled “The Great Journey of Ordinary People” at its headquarters in Kolbego street.
Deputy director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Andrzej Kacorzyk is well known in both the Oświęcim area and abroad. His book, which is more than 200 pages long and contains a wealth of photographs, tells the story of the fate of the Kacorzyk, Kozłow, Klęczar and Płonk families.
“The history of these families is inextricably linked with the history of Osiek, the land of Oświęcim and Poland. They intermingle and even create each other. The author includes siblings and relatives in the stories, showing different contexts and points of view. He describes many warm, sometimes even humorous events, but also does not avoid writing about the difficult ones, making the story very authentic. In it we can find everyday worries and joys, dreams and failures.” – reads a review on the fourth page of the cover written by Teresa Jankowska, a member of the Oświęcim district board.
For his part, Andrzej Kacorzyk notes in the introduction, “I suppose that in some sense every generation of parents that preceded us is unmatched. Looking back at past eras, we wonder how we could have functioned then. And it will surely stay that way until the end of the world; those before us will be better than us, although they too would not stand a chance in competition with us today.”
The Remembrance Museum, the book’s publisher, invites you all to meet Andrzej Kacorzyk at 2A Kolbego Street in Oświęcim. The meeting will begin on January 22 (Sunday) at 4 p.m. Admission is free.