Adam Zagajewski, one of the greatest contemporary poets, a mentor and oracle for many who appreciate the importance of the poetic word, has passed away. He passed away on International Poetry Day - this is food for thought.
In recent years, he surrounded the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim and the people who work there with kindness, which we greatly appreciate. He understood our work and emphasized the value of our commemorative work. Despite the fact that he visited us only three times, we had the impression that he felt good here.
On 1 January 2019, together with Włodek Pawlik, he gave us an unforgettable New Year's concert, during which he read his poems in an extraordinary way. Last year, in the midst of a pandemic, he appeared in our 'Window of the Word', infusing us with his wisdom and his reading of the meaning of this place.
We will miss him greatly.