Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe was founded more than 25 years ago, some months after the Polish - German Reconciliation Mass had been celebrated. 12 November 1989 a holy Mass had been held in Krzyżowa and more than 5000 people attended it, among them the heads of the Polish and the German government, Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Helmut Kohl. Krzyżowa Foundation is a polish nonprofit NGO. Its founders were Poles and Germans, protestant or catholic, who wanted to overcome the division of the european continent, as it had developed after WWII. It was important for them to create a public space, in which european relations could develop based on mutual respect, dialogue and readiness to seek reconciliation.