I would like to give my deepest thanks to all those who accepted the invitation of the “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre and took part in the Lubliner Reunion. For most of you, participating in the event meant embarking on a long and tiring journey from various locations of the world.
I am certain that some of you had doubts whether to come to Lublin. After all, it is so very much linked with the memory of the tragic death of your relatives and the anti-Semitism of their Polish neighbours.
I am grateful that you have decided to visit us in spite of your many fears. I hope that after the time you have spent in Lublin each and every one of you will be able to say – it was worth it!
I would like you all to know that Lublin remembers the Jewish inhabitants who, in a sense, stayed here forever. Our role in the Grodzka Gate is to be the wardens of their memory.
May the Gate become for you, who have been dispersed all over the world, the light always showing the way back to the place bound with your family history for so many decades. We will always be here, waiting for you.
I hope to see you back in Lublin soon.
Tomasz Pietrasiewicz - the director of the Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre Centre