Andrzej Duda and Agata Kornhauser-Duda met on Thursday in New York with Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg. His name is the From the Depths award granted to Poles for saving Jews during World War II.
The meeting of the presidential couple with Mosberg was one of the points of Andrzej Duda’s trip to the United States in connection with the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. Thursday is the penultimate day of the President of the Republic of Poland’s visit to New York.
Edward Mosberg was a prisoner in the Płaszów and Mauthausen camps
Mosberg, born in Krakow, was a prisoner of the German concentration camps in Płaszów and Mauthausen. When World War II broke out, he was 13 years old. Most of his relatives were killed in the Holocaust. In 1951, he and his fiancée arrived in New York. He currently lives in New Jersey. He is named after a distinction awarded by the From The Depths Foundation for saving Jews during World War II. Edward Mosberg was awarded by this foundation for “building a dialogue in the spirit of the memory of the Holocaust”.
In 2019, President Andrzej Duda awarded Edward Mosberg with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland “for outstanding services in developing Polish-Jewish dialogue and disseminating knowledge about the role of Poles in saving Jews.” Mosberg participated in the March of the Living in Auschwitz many times. He also became famous for his defense of the Katyn Memorial in New Jersey, which was to be placed in a less exposed area.
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