Polish Jew, Catholic Get Kosinsky Award
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Polish Jew, Catholic Get Kosinsky Award

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A Polish Jew and a Catholic were recipients of the Kosinski Jewish Heritage Award, named for the late Polish-Jewish writer, Jerzy Kosinski.

The $2,500 award, which honors “dedication and devotion to the cause of preserving the Jewish presence in Poland,” was presented Monday in Warsaw to Stanislaw Krajewski and Rev. Waldemar Chrostowski, co-chairmen of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews, an affiliate of the International Council of Christians and Jews.

Krajewski is a mathematician and an observant Jew. Chrostowski is a professor at the Academy of Catholic Theology in Warsaw. Both belong to the Polish-Israeli Friendship Society and the International Council of the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.

Krajewski, who says he did not know he was Jewish until he was an adult, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by phone from Warsaw that he has encountered philo-Semitism more often than anti-Semitism among his fellow Poles.

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