Born on 27th December 1951 in Krakow, Henryk Halkowski, son of Salomon, was a publicist specialising in the history of the Krakow district of Kazimierz. A long-time member of the Jewish Religious Community in Krakow.
Henryk Halkowski was a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Krakow University of Technology as well as Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. A passionate world traveller who lived in a kibbutz for some time. Henryk Halkowski’s intellectual legacy includes works like: Legendy z Żydowskiego Miasta na Kazimierzu pod Krakowem (Legends of the Jewish City in Kazimierz near Krakow), Opowieści rabina Nachmana z Bracławia (Stories of rabbi Nachman from Braclaw), Potęga obyczaju (The Power of Tradition), Żydowskie życie (The Jewish Life), Żydzi w Krakowie (Jews in Krakow), 700 lat historii (700 Years of History), Żydowski Kraków (the Jewish Krakow), Legendy i ludzie (Legends and People). Moreover, he published in Słowo Żydowskie, Midrasz, Znak, Więzi, Tygodnik Powszechny, Austeria as well as in several other magazines.
Henryk Halkowski died on 1th January 2009 in Krakow. He was laid to rest at the New Jewish Cemetery at Miodowa in Krakow.
Fot. Anna Kaczmarz, Dziennik Polski