To the Editor
To the Editor:
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit joins our Polish American friends and neighbors and Polish people worldwide at this time of profound grief. We reach out with hands and hearts over the deaths of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, and so many other Polish leaders. We honor President Kaczynski’s work building and strengthening the friendship between his nation and the United States. We especially are grateful for his efforts to bridge the cultural barrier between Poles and Jews, to heal the scars of the Holocaust, and to develop a special relationship between Poland and Israel.
As a people, Jews know that great tragedy cannot be understood, only endured. We are confident that the Polish people and nation will endure and prosper, and we look forward to facing the future with you together.
May the memory of President Kaczynski, the first lady and the others in his delegation be a blessing for us all.
Richard Nodel, President
Robert Cohen, Executive Director
Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit