Re: [Cz-L] The number of Jews saved by Traian Popovici

From: Anny Matar <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:58:18 +0300
Reply-to: Anny Matar <>

Dear all,
I and my family were saved by Mrs. Popovici but the papers came from him.
Our gratitude has been expressed then, my Mother gave her what she wanted,
my Pekingese dog. It had been the only thing she ever wanted and in the end
she got it, which was hard but acceptable ,even for me, whose dog it was and
a real friend in need.
That really is beside the point. In Hebrew we say that every living
being is an entire world (Olam b'meolo) so the number REALLY is of no
importance at all. He was the only one who helped and that's the main thing
haggling about is seems irrelevant and belittles the deed.
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 4:44 PM, HARDY BREIER <> wrote:

> Cornel and All,
> Yad Vashem says 20,000
> Fundul Moldovei says 24,000
> We say 19,600
> Who is right ? We will never now. All of the above and none.
> Popovici got from Antonescu the approval of 20,000 but because of
> short time available he didn't issue more than 19,600.
> On the other hand some jews stayed in Cz. without permits.
> We are not dealing with precise numbers .
> Ther was what we call in Hebrew a big " Bardak"(mess) in Cz in 1941.
> Now some city clerk starts playing historian and wants to put history
> right :
> "Those cheating Jews want to " hereinganwenen " 400 more Jews into
> the plate.
> To make the number more impressing. "
> So he says 19600 ? Let it be !
> Hardy
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