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Marian Turski: "XI Thou Shalt Not Be Indifferent"

A book to celebrate the 95th birthday of Marian Turski – eminent historian and journalist, activist on behalf of preserving the memory of the Holocaust, former prisoner of Auschwitz, a survivor of the Łódź ghetto and of death marches.

This highly personal volume is a collection of his most important speeches delivered, among others, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the liquidation of the Łódź ghetto, the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and International Holocaust Remembrance Day at UNESCO. They are accompanied by his personal reflections on his own life, the way the Holocaust is commemorated, and our contemporary times with the dangers they bring.

"XI Thou Shalt Not Be Indifferent" is a book about the most important message that the past has for us, an impassioned call to readers to always act with decency: to remember history, which repeats itself, and never to be indifferent.

"If I had to choose from among all the experiences, all the lessons, and all the words that describe them, just one or two, I would choose the following: empathy, compassion. These are the most important things in life."


The Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN has assumed honorary patronage of the book.