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Yesterday, the German ambassador, Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven, together with his wife Barbara von Ow-Freytag and the consul general in Wrocław, Hans-Jörg Neumann, visited Krzyżowa as part of their trip through Lower Silesia.

It turned out that the Ambassador perfectly knows the history of the Kreisau Circle and Polish-German reconciliation, as well as the history and current activities of our Foundation, which made us particularly happy.

We are looking forward to another visit. We always warmly welcome such distinguished guests to Krzyżowa.

On Saturday, 4 September, a meeting of the Minister of European Affairs of Saxony- Katja Meier and the President of Świdnica- Beata Moskal-Słaniewska took place in Krzyżowa. Both ladies summed up the meeting as 'inspiring conversation in a nice atmosphere'.
The Minister has already planned further visits to Świdnica in the coming months. They will be connected with discussing possible joint projects. It is worth mentioning that in their work both politicians support a Europe open to the world, especially youth projects.

"The Pastoral Letter of the Polish Bishops to their German Brothers", which was created in 1965 on the initiative of the Polish episcopate, is considered one of the first steps on the path of Polish-German reconciliation after the Second World War. The content of the document, the author of which was bishop Bolesław Kominek, was certainly consulted with the then primate of Poland, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. On the eve of his beatification, Dr. Robert Żurek, managing director of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, recalls the important role Cardinal Wyszyński played in shaping Polish-German relations:

"The Primate at various times in history was able to firmly oppose certain anti-Polish voices and tendencies that came from West Germany, but on the other hand he understood that reconciliation and good relations with Germany were part of the Polish raison d'état".

In August, in Krzyżowa, we hosted the Polish Radio Program 2 crew, which recorded materials for the programme from the series „Dwójka na miejscu. Z biegiem lat, z biegiem rzek”. In the episode, the leitmotif of which was the Odra River, there was a fragment devoted to Krzyżowa.

Aleksandra Królak-Wąsowicz, director of organization and development of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, talked about the initiatives of our foundation, abolishing borders and promoting understanding across divisions, as well as about the Kreisau Circle and the von Moltke family.

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