Prince Charles to open Krakow JCC


The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will open a Jewish community center in Krakow.

Prince Charles is the patron of the new center, which is funded by the London-based charity World Jewish Relief. It is scheduled to open April 29.

The Krakow center will provide members of the Jewish and non-Jewish community with a much-needed modern building to host Jewish, cultural and educational programs in the heart of the city.

Prince Charles was motivated to help with the center in 2002 after meeting members of the local Jewish community and learning they lack an appropriate meeting space. The prince asked about the community’s most important needs.

He also met elderly Holocaust survivors and was deeply moved by their plight.

Prince Charles visited Krakow on his other trip to Poland, in 1993.


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