An international conference titled Unknown Historical Sources about Bochnia was held in the city of Bochnia in September 2003. This conference was organized by Bochnia's Mayor (Mr. Cholewa) in collaboration with the Head of the Krakow Archives (Mr. Robert Bogusz) and the Head of the Bochnia Archives (Ms. Joanna Potasz). One of the central themes of the event was the history of the Jews in Bochnia, especially during WW II and the Holocaust. (Click here or here to see the Polish links about this conference).
The lecturers from Israel included:
At the same occasion, in a festive ceremony at the Bochnia Museum, the Israeli Ambassador to Poland, Mr. Shevach Weiss, presented the family of Prof. Stanislaw Fischer with the merit of אות חסיד אומות העולם. Also present was Prof. Asher Weinfeld who was a student and a member of the Hechalutz underground group during the Shoah. His life was saved by Prof. Fischer.
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