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

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 15:06:42 -0400
To: Shmuel Metz <>, Czernowitz <>
Reply-to: Miriam Taylor <>

Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>

Dear Shmuel,

Please read my Email of today.
I will make no further changes to the plaque, unless these are to correct
spelling or grammar, or because the Chernivtsi authorities demand it.

I also want to say in general:

We have no indication that the inhabitants or administration of Chernivtsi,
are Anti-Semitic and unless we do, let's not make assumptions.
The wording of the plaque has to be precise and concise.
A Plaque commemorating his actions, in the city in which he lived,
is nice, but will not affect many people.

Anyone who is grateful to Traian Popovici, consider other means
of honoring him, showing your gratitude and spreading he knowledge of his


> In
> <052320080334.2462.48363B380003BAF70000099E22216125569B0A02D29B9B0EBF0E9F0C9D0
> 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.
> Absolutely.
> 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?

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