Re: [Cz-L] Gary Rogovin two alternative suggestions to my prior TP plaque wording and to Mimi's of 5/21/08.

From: Seymour J. <>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 08:12:26 -0300
Reply-to: Shmuel Metz <> (Seymour J.)

on 05/23/2008
   at 03:34 AM, said:

>As I stated in earlier emails, to include the wording "FROM THE JEWS OF
>CZERNOWITZ", could be a turn off to non-Jews, especially Ukrainians.

I don't believe that we should be silent about the Holocaust, regardless
of whom it offends. The plaque *MUST* reflect the fact that Jewish victims
and their families are grateful.

>So in my opinion, that wording is not appropriately factual. One could
>drop the word "THE" in "FROM THE JEWS OF CZERNOWITZ", so as to read

I have no problem with that, but the antisemites who will be offended with
"the" will also be offended without "the".

>Finally, I used Cernauti rather than Czernowitz for historical accuracy.


A side comment: my great grandfather died in 1932, and my grandfather
(z"l) was in the US well before the Holocaust, but I am still grateful to
Mayor Popovici for what he did. Would it be possible to revise the wording
to reflect that descendants of Czernowitz Jews, even those not directly
affected, are grateful?


Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, SysProg and JOAT


GELMAN, Channah Khazangorodk Belarus
KATZ, Shmuel Gologóry(Lemberg) Tarnopol Ukraine
LIFSHITZ, Bluma Gologóry(Lemberg) Tarnopol Ukraine
METSCH, Aron Hawrilak Austria
METSCH, Joseph Yitzchak
                    Chernevist? Bukovina? Austria?
METSCH, Shlomo Chernevist Bukovina Austria
METSCH, Yechiel Chernevist Bukovina Austria
SHULMAN, Zalman Dov Khazangoroduk Belarus
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