RE: [Cz-L] Popovici: Facts and figures

From: lehaci florentin <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 12:20:50 -0400
Reply-to: lehaci florentin <>

Dear Mimi and all together who are interested,

I apologize for my intervention regarding the number of saved Jews. I
think, if it is allowed this opinion, that it must be avoided to
write an exactly number. Especially as the number is uncertain.
Traian Popovici also says in his testimony: 'The Jews remaining in
Cernauti after the deportation numbered 19,689, according to the
December 1941 census.' What do you think about it? Do you think that
it should write this number? I agree to Hardy, that the number is
less important and more important are the deeds. (even if it would
have been saved only one Jew, but it wasn't only one man)
Maybe it should be written :'approximately 20.000 Jews'. This is my
opinion and you don't have to consider it.

Good luck,

> Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 09:01:04 -0400
> Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Popovici: Facts and figures
> From:
> To:;
> Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>
> Basically, Hardy is correct.
> Yet negotiations with administrative authorities are complex,
> things have been set in motion and it would be more trouble
> or even impossible to change things again.
> The experts say the number was 19600 and we shall leave it at that.
> Please vote on which suggested inscription you prefer.
> Mimi
> > Hi All,
> > The latest posts deal with the numbers of authorizations issued
> > by Popovici in order to put the number of the Jews he saved on
> > the memorial plate correct .
> > We want the number to be big , the bigger the number the
> > bigger Popovici's credit.
> > Schindler saved only 1700 and got a Spielberg movie !
> > In line with this Popovici should get 10 Coppola movies.
> > There is a Jewish saying :'Whoever saves one soul ,saves the entire
> > world.'
> > I would remove the numbers from the plate - just put there:
> > ' He saved many Jews. '
> > What is important and true is that if there was no Popovici
> > a l l the Jews of Czernowitz would have been deported .
> > This is a fact one must remember.
> > Hardy
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