Edward Mosberg, a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor, an active promoter of Polish-Jewish dialogue died at the age of 96 on September 22.
The information about Mr Mosberg’s death was shared on social media by Poland’s Consul General in NYC, Adrian Kubicki.
Edward Mosberg was born on January 6, 1926, in Krakow. He was only 13 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. In 1941, he and his family became prisoners of the Płaszów concentration camp, and he was later transferred to the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria. Sixteen of his relatives, almost the entire family were killed in the Holocaust. In 1951 he left Poland for the United States together with his fiancee, where they lived in New York and then New Jersey.
Mr. Edward Mosberg passed away tonight, the most wonderful man I have ever met.— Adrian Kubicki (@Kubicki_Adrian) September 22, 2022
He was a Holocaust Survivor, noble man and a great Polish patriot, full of energy to the very end of his 96 years of life. My personal mentor. Irreplaceable.
Please pray for him and his family. pic.twitter.com/DfiXapBwMw
For Mr Mosberg maintaining the memory of the Holocaust also meant keeping the memory of those who helped hide Jewish people from the clutches of the German executions, especially those who paid with their lives for it.
“I also dedicate this honour to those, who gave up and risked their lives, to save Jews during the war, such as the Ulma family from Markowa, and I hope for improved relations between Jewish and Polish people.”
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Mr Mosberg was a frequent guest of honour at the March of the Living commemorations in Auschwitz. In New Jersey, where he spent the final decades of his life, he was active in fighting in defence of the Jersey City Katyn Memorial which the city authorities wanted to remove from its place to a less conspicuous location.