On 6 February, in Radio GRA 95,1 FM Wrocław a short report presenting the activities of the Krzyżowa Foundation was aired.

In the programme they were speaking:

  • Anna Kudarewska, Program Director and Head of the IYMC, who talked about youth exchanges, the history of the Foundation and the exhibition Courage and Reconciliation,
  • Agnieszka Janik - coordinator of "My and Your History" project (organised by Kreisau-Initiative e.V.) and a member of the Council of the IYMC, which highlighted the benefits of the international youth meeting.

On 16th January, in the atrium of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the official opening of the exhibition "Emil Krebs - Ein Leben für die Sprachen / Emil Krebs - a life for languages" took place.

At the invitation of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aleksandra Królak-Wąsowicz, plenipotentiary of the Management Board of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, took part in the ceremony.

Emil Krebs (1867-1930) was a Silesian diplomat, lawyer and sinologist, who is considered to be one of the most outstanding polyglots of all time. He was born in Świebodzice, and in 1870 his family moved to Opoczka. In the years 1880-1887 he attended the gymnasium in Świdnica.

Throughout his life Emil Krebs worked in 111 languages, mastered 68 of them, and as a translator he spoke over 40 languages.


Thank you for your cooperation in the year of the Krzyżowa Foundation’s anniversary. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


The Team of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Ladies and gentlemen,

the working hours of the reception desk and the "U Hrabiego" restaurant will change during the holiday and New Year's Eve season.

From 14 December 2019 to 8 January 2020 inclusive, the reception will be open from 08:00 to 16:00. On 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January, the reception will be closed.

From 12 December to 1 January inclusive, due to renovation, the "U Hrabiego" restaurant will be closed.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

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