For hundreds of years, Skulsk, Poland had a thriving Jewish community, which was headed before the Holocaust by Yitzhak Kotowski and his family.
During the war, Yitzhak and most of the Kotowski family were murdered. For 70 years, there was no sign left in Skulsk of the Jews who lived there.
But this week, Skulsk received with great fanfare a visit by Yitzhak’s great-grandson, Zionist Union MK Hilik Bar, who is deputy speaker of the Knesset and the head of the Israel-Poland Friendship parliamentary caucus. Bar was ironically received at a municipality building built on land his family owned, over their home, which was destroyed.