Re: [Cz-L] Latest about the Popovici plaque

From: Abraham Kogan <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 18:41:38 +0300
To: jerome schatten <>, czernowitz-L <>

I fully agree with your position. Either it will be in the three languages
or nothing. We should not help the city administration to rewrite history.
If they are not willing to agree to our proposal perhaps Mr. Zissels could
persuade them. If they insist to "play games" with us, perhaps we should
boycott the 600 anniversary celebrations.
Best regards, Abraham K.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jerome schatten" <>
To: "czernowitz-L" <>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:41 AM
Subject: [Cz-L] Latest about the Popovici plaque

>I agree with Andy and then some.
> The current position the City government is, in my view, simply an
> attempt to 'sanitize' history. If the administration cannot honour the
> total man including his native tongue, nationality and his
> accomplishments, then I think that not only do we dishonour Popovici by
> whittling away at his memorial, but we dishonour ourselves for becoming a
> willing partner in this nonsensical whitewashing of the facts.
> I know how disheartening it must be for Mimi and others who worked so
> very hard to bring this project to fruition, but what will it say of us
> Czernowitz Jews, if in the end we give tacit consent to this not so
> subtle historical revisionism?
> Best,
> jerome
> On Sat, 20 Sep 2008 05:19:41 -0700, Andrew Halmay <>
> wrote:
>> Re Romanian on the plaque - I would make it clear to the city fathers of
>> Chernivtsy that Popovici was Romanian, not German nor Ukrainian. That
>> this plaque is intended to honor him not to exclude his mother tongue
>> which is to insult him. If they have an objection to Romanian then we
>> will mount the plaque on his ancestral home in Romania and direct all
>> tourism to it instead of to Chernivtsy. I've seen picture of the area.
>> It's lovely there. P.S. And, of course, we can then eliminate the
>> Ukrainian text since it is irrelevant.
>> Regards. Andy.
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