[Cz-L] historical facts

From: Gaby & Mira Rinzler <grinzler_at_gru.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:50:24 -0400
To: 'Czernowitz Genealogy and History' <czernowitz-l_at_list.cornell.edu>
Reply-to: Gaby & Mira Rinzler <grinzler_at_gru.net>

Northern Bukovina was occupied by Soviet troops in March 1940. They justified
this after reclaiming Bessarabia as compensation and because of the local
population was Ukrainian. They also occupied at the time parts of Poland and
Czechoslovakia. The war ageist the Soviet Union started on June 22nd 1941.
In a few weeks the Romania reoccupied Northern Bukovina. As the front progressed
eastward Hitler placed the Soviet territory between the Dniester and Bug rivers
under Romanian administration. This is where part of the Jewish population from
the Bukovina was deported.

On March 28 1944 the red army reentered Czernowitz and the remaining Jews were

For most of us who were born in the first half of the 20st century there are 5
distinct periods in our life:
a- Before WW II - Though we all cherish our childhood memories we probably
were too young to see the dark clouds on the horizon.
b-1940-1941- we are suddenly soviet citizen. We go to Russian, Ukrainian or
(believe it or not) Yiddish schools. Many significant events,but before we
have time to absorb the changes, Hitler invades the Soviet Union.
c-1941-1944- Ghetto, Transnistria, "Munca" no school, terror. Jewish propensity
for survival.
d-1944-1946-Liberated, most of the surviving Jewish population chooses to leave
the Soviet Union by way of Romania, Czechoslovakia, Poland.
e-1946-We decide to "Mache a Lebed" in the free world and as experienced survivors
we did.

There is enough material for each of us to write 5 novels.

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