[Cz-L] About the city's name on TP's plaque

From: Charles Rosner <frenchczern1_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 06:57:30 -0700 (PDT)
To: Czernowitz Genealogy and History <czernowitz-l_at_list.cornell.edu>
Reply-to: Charles Rosner <frenchczern1_at_yahoo.com>

Hi Everybody!
I was born in Czernowitz in August 1941, and my mother and I lived there as clandestines - ie. without any P or C permit! - and survived throughout the ghetto period and therefater till 1945. Still, I consider that the TP plaque is a must and I strongly support it. I have also no problem with the wording - except on one point - as long as it reflects the gratitude and honor TP deserves:
Clearly, for all of us, this city was Czernowitz (even for me, born in Cernauti) and that's the name we will always remember. But, the plaque is not meant for us to be read: it is for any and all passer-by.
I therefore suggest, in order to stop any discussion about this specific element of the wording, to simply write "...mayor of this city...". Everyone will understand that it is "this" city, whichever name it now bears or beared in the past. And, as a by-product, even the present city council can recognize it as its own city...
Charles Rosner

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