We are in the town of Oświęcim to remind about Auschwitz. To convince, that we must learn from the past. We show that Oświęcim can be a place of meetings, reconciliation, and understanding. We are in the town of Oświęcim so that Auschwitz will not be repeated.

There are no words to describe what we feel in the face of Russia's unprecedented invasion of Ukraine. What can we say when our neighbour, the country of our colleagues and partners with whom we have carried out projects since 1992, the country of our volunteers, is bleeding... How can we appeal for reason? To come to one's senses? Where are the declarations - never again a war, uttered by President Vladimir Putin, among others here in Oświęcim - at the Memorial? How can we live peacefully, when historical analogies explode in our minds of their own accord, when memory tells us that for years we have all been living in a bubble of Western security, blind to the symptoms of impending disaster, satisfied with our own comfort and long since forgotten that evil, hatred and indifference are growing like a cancer. We can no longer feel safe, no sea, no cultural circle, no hundreds of thousands of kilometres separate us from war, suffering, flight. The war is here. Across our border. In Europe. Two months before the 77th anniversary of the end of the World War II. Our memory is short.

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