On Wednesday, 11 May, representatives of the Community of Evangelical Churches in Europe visited Krzyżowa as part of their tour of Lower Silesia.
Our guests visited the Foundation centre and during the guided tour they got to know the history of Krzyżowa - a place of dialogue, understanding and reconciliation. The meeting was an opportunity to present current activities of the Foundation, which according to its heritage carries out a mission of building bridges in Europe. Dr. Robert Żurek, Managing Director of the Foundation, talked more about the values of Krzyżowa during his lecture 'Democracy in Krzyżowa'.
On 10 May, we hosted Ms Anke Meyer, Chairperson of the Polish-German Intergovernmental Commission for Regional and Cross-border Cooperation from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ms Jana Orlowski, Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wrocław.
Both ladies, accompanied by the managing director of the Foundation - Dr. Robert Żurek, as well as Dr. Anna Poznańska - director for communication and international cooperation and Dominik Kretschmann - manager of the Memorial Site, visited the Foundation complex.
On Friday, 6 May, the Foundation was visited by special guests. Federal, European and Regional Development Minister Birgit Honé and Lower Saxony Minister of Culture Grant Hendrik Tonne came to Krzyżowa accompanied by the German Consul General in Wrocław, Hans Jörg Neumann. The visit was connected with a tour through Lower Silesia by representatives of the Lower Saxony government on 5 and 6 May.
Managing Directors Dorota Krajdocha and Dr. Robert Żurek, accompanied by representatives of the Foundation's team, showed the guests around the building and presented the history of the place as well as the current activities of the Krzyżowa Foundation. An important aspect of the discussions held during the visit was the challenges currently facing Europe and the possibilities for closer cooperation between the Foundation and Lower Saxony.
Usually we welcome volunteers to Krzyżowa only in autumn. This year, new people also came to us in April. Three new fantastic colleagues have been with us at the Foundation for several weeks: Keti, Nastya, who are volunteers, and Claudia - an intern.
Where do they come from, how did they get to Krzyżowa and what are their first impressions - you can read about it in short self-presentations.
We are very happy that our new friends are already with us and we wish them creative, interesting and full of good emotions during their time in Krzyżowa!