From: Merle Kastner <>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 08:13:37 -0400
Reply-to: Merle Kastner <>

Dear Hardy,

I fully agree with you, particularly about the fact that the young
people living there today do not know that there was even a
ghetto and little if any about Transnistria, but I feel strongly that
we have to take this first step, given as it was as an initial compromise,
and then work to carry it further as time goes on.

When the first moon landing took place in 1969, Neil Armstrong
uttered the following words, now famous, "That's one small step for
man; one giant leap for mankind".

I think this same optimistic concept, although in a different sense,
has to be applied here.

Very best regards,

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 12:51 AM

> Dear Mrs Lenchovska,
> I have read ,again and again your letter, in which you
> explain why the Holocaust will not be shown in the Museum.
> It will be shown only as a history period . (What is this?)
> Instead, the 1940-41 Soviet deportations are to be renamed and
> exposed as the Holocaust - remaking history.
> But the Ghetto ,Transnistria will not be shown.
> Mrs. Lenchovska , I am a simple Jew and do not understand very
> much , so I do not understand why should a Jew ,any Jew,
> oppose the exhibition of the Holocaust .
> The answers that the Holocaust Museum will be created later
> in the Cemetery ,where people will not see it, years from now
> if at all, is completetly unsatisfactory.
> Most of us may not live to see it.
> The Holocaust must be shown now, in the limited space available.
> In the city where young people do not know that there was
> a Ghetto , who was Traian Popovici , what was Transnistria !
> Of course the aspect of the Czernowitz Jewry in its splendor
> of the Golden Century should also be highlighted.
> Please show this to Mr. Zissels.
> Hardy Breier

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