In his family city, Michał Spisak is the patron of the music school complex, of a street, and a music competition for young instrumentalists named after him would take place for several years near the anniversary of his birthday - first at the national level, and from 2007 of an international character. However, due to the fact that the event failed to gain proper recognition by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the third time in a row, its 13th edition was postponed to 2020. With the aim to fill this void at least partially, we decided to take a trip around Dąbrowa Górnicza in search of the composer’s traces.
Archive: September 2019
On a slanting square in the centre of Będzin, among the trees, between the medieval castle towering over the town and the busy ul. Kołłątaja, there is a tefillin-shaped memorial. Raised in 1993 to commemorate Będzin Jews murdered during WWII, it stands precisely at the former location of the Great Synagogue burnt by Germans in September 1939.