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

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:44:31 -0400
To: Anny Matar <>, HARDY BREIER <>
Reply-to: Miriam Taylor <>

Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>

Dear Anny,

Your story is a very sad one, because of what you had to go through
as a child and also because it points to the fact that Mrs. Popovici
took advantage of the fact that her husband held the power of
life and death in his hands. What his wife did does not diminish
Traian Popovici's deeds.

You are absolutely right that exactly how many people he saved
is, in this context irrelevant. Yet I want to remind those to whom
the number matters, that many people who had Popovici authorizations,
were still deported to Transnistria. My family had a Popovici
authorization, I still have it, but during two deportations in the
summer of 1942, we were saved from deportation by hiding. Had we
not hid, we would have been deported despite having Popovici


> 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.
> Regards,
> anny

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