Team & Partners

The Forgotten Exodus team, patrons, and partners work tirelessly to collect, preserve, and share the stories of the Jews who were expelled from Poland in 1968 during the government’s antisemitic campaign. Our unwavering determination is to ensure that the stories remain remembered, and their legacy is carried on to future generations.

Founding Directors

Daniel Korski CBE

Founding Director, Forgotten Exodus

Daniel is an entrepreneur, former diplomat, think tanker and political advisor, currently serving as the CEO of PUBLIC, an IT services firm. He is the Vice-President of the UK Jewish Leadership Council and a Trustee of the Jewish Museum in London….

Dr. Daniel Schatz, Ph.D.

Founding Director, Forgotten Exodus

Daniel is an academic, political consultant, and former politician, currently serving as a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and CEO of Intelligent Consulting, a global government affairs and public relations firm…


René Rechtman

Entrepreneur, businessman, and investor

René is an UK-based entrepreneur, businessman, and investor who has made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. He is the founder and CEO of Moonbug Entertainment, a company that creates children’s video and audio content, and…



Project Manager, Forgotten Exodus 

Hedvig is experienced in political science, communications and content creation. She has previously worked for the Political Parties Team at the National Democratic Institute, and holds a bachelor degree from the Stockholm School of Economics…

International Advisory Board Members

David Lega

Member of European Parliament (EPP, Sweden),
Member of Committee of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights.

David is a Christian Democratic Member of the European Parliament, where he serves as a member of several important committees, including the Committee for Foreign Affairs and the sub-committee for Human Rights….

Alex Sobel

UK Member of Parliament (Labour) and Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Alex Sobel is a Labour Member of Parliament in the UK, and serves as Shadow Minister on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He is involved in a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups, including those focused on addressing antisemitism…

Prof. Antony Polonsky, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University; founder, Oxford University Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and of the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies.

Antony is a renowned scholar of the Holocaust, holding the title of Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. He is the founder of Oxford University’s…

Prof. Dariusz Stola, Ph.D.

Professor of History at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, (Academic Advisor)

Dariusz has made significant contributions to the study of contemporary history, with a focus on Polish-Jewish relations, and Poland’s antisemitic campaign of 1968. He has authored more than ten books and over one hundred scholarly essays….

Dr. Leon Weintraub, Ph.D.

Physician, author, Holocaust survivor and lecturer, expelled from Poland 1968

Leon was born in 1926 in Łódź and later deported to the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. He survived multiple concentration camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, Gross-Rosen, Flossenbürg, and Natzweiler-Struthof. Leon returned to Poland after the war…

John A. Mirisch

Former Mayor of Beverly Hills and Film Studio Executive

As a former Mayor of Beverly Hills and current member of the city council, John has been committed to promoting transparency and public participation in local governance while highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the Beverly Hills area….

Henryk Grynberg

Award-winning novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and Holocaust survivor, left Poland in 1968

Henryk is a Polish-Jewish novelist, poet, playwright and essayist, who has authored more than twenty books and been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. As one of the only members of his family to survive the Nazi occupation…

Artur Wilczynski

Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Canada and Director General of International Security at Global Affairs Canada, former Canadian Ambassador to
Norway, expelled from Poland in 1968

Artur is a distinguished public servant who has held various positions across the Canadian government. His previous roles include Assistant Deputy Minister, Director General of International Security at Global Affairs and Canada’s Ambassador…

Signe B. Larsen

Curator, Jewish Museum of Denmark

Signe is a historian working as curator of the Danish Jewish Museum. She has co- authored the book “A Story of Immigration: Four Hundred Years of Jews in Denmark. Her research interests include Polish-Jewish immigration to Denmark in 1968…

Dr. Katherine Hauptman, Ph.D.

Katherine Hauptman is the Director of Sweden’s newly established Holocaust Museum. Prior to this role, she served as the director of the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm, one of the largest museums in the country.

Affiliated Experts

Benjamin Bilski

Benjamin Bilski is an author and government strategist. He is the Executive Director of the Pericles Foundation, a charity devoted to the lessons of history to improve the quality of public debate and statecraft. Bilski’s parents left Poland in 1968, finding refuge in the Netherlands where he was born.

Philip Boyes

Philip Boyes is a communications strategist and philanthropic adviser to a leading family foundation. He has spent over a decade working with governments, heads of state, and prominent families in Central and Eastern Europe.

Philip began his career as a journalist at…

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