Former Polish president to attend Warsaw conference on anti-Semitism

Aleksander Kwasniewski will address international audience on need to combat prejudice

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski will attend an international conference dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

The gathering, scheduled for Monday in Warsaw, is titled Probing the Limits of Tolerance: Jewish Communities and Other Minorities Facing Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia. It was organized by Never Again, a 20-year-old Polish organization with a largely Catholic membership that promotes cross-cultural understanding and the development of democratic, civil society across the region. The group educates against racial and ethnic prejudice among the young, with a particular focus on anti-Semitism.

The conference’s main discussion panel will examine anti-Semitism in Poland. Organizers expect more than 50 international guests, including Poland’s deputy foreign minister, Beata Stelmach; Douglas A. Davidson, the US Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues; and Dina Porat, the head of Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.

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