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Poland names envoy to Diaspora

ROME, March 10 (JTA) — The Polish government has named a former theater critic and Polish consul in Montreal as its new roving ambassador to the Diaspora. Malgorzata Dzieduszycka will replace Krzystof Sliwinski, who was the first person to be appointed to the unprecedented Foreign Ministry post, created in 1995 in an attempt to improve often-troubled relations between Poland and the world’s Jewish community. The post was created largely at the initiative of Poland’s then-foreign minister, Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, an Auschwitz survivor who has been honored by Israel as a Righteous Gentile. Stanislaw Krajewski, a leader of the Jewish community in Poland, described Dzieduszycka as a “sensitive person” and said he considered her a “very good” choice for the post.