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Wolfgang Hildebrandt sang John Lennon in synagogue Tempel in Krakow + video

by Klaudia Klimek

August 17, 2012 | 9:59 am

The artist, Joseph Szajna - a former Auschwitz prisoner, gave rise to the Center for Peace in Auschwitz. After his death the idea is being continued by the former president of Oświęcim ( Auschwitz city), Janusz Marszałek and President of the Polish Union of Seniors- Łagodzki Henryk and Dr. Janusz Młynarski.

However, for such a center to be established there was a need of gaining the favor of the Jewish and Roma enviroment. Right now, Jewish Community, Roma organizations and churches are involved. The action also joined American musician with German roots -Wolfgang Hildebrandt. He believes that music is beyond boundaries that’s why he often engage in charitable actions that support worthy causes. The musician had the honor to present, along with Andrea Bocelli for John Paul II as well as numerous concerts in Australia, America and Europe. At the invitation of the Jewish Community in Krakow, artist appeared in last Friday (08/11/2012) in the Tempel Synagogue in Krakow with his hour concert titled “Sing for Peace”. The audience was small. There were very few people, fortunately, were among them representatives of Jewish organizations - President of the Jewish Community in Krakow Tadeusz Jakubowicz, Klaudia Klimek and Adam Klimek from Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland, department Cracow as well as representatives of the Catholic Church. Cosy atmosphere made the evening to be called nice and friendly.

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