Re: [Cz-L] Re: Museum-Holocaust

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:44:01 -0400
To: Carol E De Poy <>
Reply-to: Miriam Taylor <>

Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>

Dear Carol,

Thanks for telling the members of the list, your thoughts
about the proposed museum and the omission of the holocaust
 from it's displays.

I particularly value your opinion as a non-Jew on this matter.
We are often overly sensitive in our fear of Anti-Semitism
and this fear can go both ways. Either seeing Anti-Semitism
where there is none, or an eagerness not to mention the holocaust,
because of the fear that it will antagonize, non-Jews.
Reading your opinion on this issue, strengthens my belief, that
While the museum and the proposed exhibition should not be devoted
solely, to the holocaust as experienced by the Jews of Czernowitz,
neither should it be hidden or effaced.


(Miriam Reifer Taylor)

> Dear List:
> After reading all the discussion thus far here are some thoughts from a
> non-Jew:
> 1. Almost all the discussion regarding Czernowitz on the internet has come
> from Jewish people;
> 2. The majority of websites/lists regarding Czernowitz are run by Jewish
> people;
> 3. The majority of modern travel advice, memoirs, pictures, etc regarding
> Czernowitz have come from Jewish people traveling to visit their heritage;
> 4. The population when my Grandma lived there (1898-1920) was mostly Jewish
> people;
> 5. How much of Czernowitz's income comes from tourism? From Jews vs.
> non-Jews?
> 6. If Czernowitz was to decide to not include the Holocaust in the museum
> what financial impact would that have on the city?
> 7. My common sense says build it and they will come. They will come and
> spend money in a town most of the world knows nothing about.
> 8. To me, going to a Czernowitz museum with no mention of the holocaust
> would be like going to a museum in Arizona with no mention of Indians.
> Just some thoughts.
> Carol De Poy

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