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

From: Anny Matar <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 19:13:11 +0300
Reply-to: Anny Matar <>

It was a suggestion only. Of course it's up to the majority or to those who
decide to find the best way of putting the numbers on. He certainly risked
his life saving those he did but, as Hardy put it "horse trading" , I think,
is bellow our dignity. I always feel that dignity is of great importance for
us Jews. They don't really want us to come nor do they really like the idea
of the memorial, who cares if someone saved the Jews instead of doing what
he was ordered to do???
I still remember the sound of their voices "jidan" as we so often hear in
the world nowadays again "Sau Juden" "bloody jews" NOT A THING has changed,
the Ukranians certainly haven't, they killed thousands of Jews in their
pogroms for ever and ever.
As Amos Oz writes in his last novel, when as a child he heard "Juden nach
Palestina" (we heard the same in Rumanian, Polish, French, English) and now
that we are in Palestina they want us to go back where we came from. I
suppose Andy's idea that, that even if we were to go to the moon they won't
like it. We have to face reality however sad it might be.
In the end, do what you think best.

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 2:42 PM, HARDY BREIER <> wrote:

> Numbers.
> Absolutely, numbers were crucial.
> Its either stay or go to Transnistria.
> This was done in 1941.
> Now it is 2008 and we deal with what will be the number on a plate.
> Important historically but not a question of survival.
> Important to be memorialized and tribute paid to Popovici.
> The exactitude of the number does not change this fact.
> Hardy
This moderated discussion group is for information exchange on the subject of
Czernowitz and Sadagora Jewish History and Genealogy. The Czernowitz-L list
 has an associated web site at that includes a
 searchable archive of all messages posted to this list. Please post in "Plain
 Text" if possible (help available at:

To remove your address from this e-list follow the directions at

To receive assistance for this e-list send an e-mail message to:
Received on 2008-09-17 16:13:11

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : 2008-10-17 22:48:14 PDT