Re: [Cz-L] Correct number of people saved by Traian Popovici

Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 03:59:22 +0300
To: Miriam Taylor <>, Czernowitz Genealogy and History <>

In 1941 Popovici saved 19600 Jews.
  This is a fact and this goes on the plate.
    A year later some of them were deported ,other died of typhoid..
     Does this change the number of the 1941 feat ?
     Popovici succeeded in saving 19600 jews . Those 2600 later deported
     were also saved in 41 and stayed for almost a year in Czernowitz due to
     This must go on the plate.
       Saving is saving, temporary or not . The plate says saved in 1941 and
is correct.
       You should not have set anything in action before asking us.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Miriam Taylor" <>
To: "HARDY BREIER" <>; "Czernowitz Genealogy and History"
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Correct number of people saved by Traian Popovici

> Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>
> Dear Hardy and all Czernowitzers,
> The good deeds and humane and decent intentions, of Traian Popovici,
> are indeed not diminished, by the actions of Ion Antonescu in ordering
> the resumption of the deportations.
> But considering the text of the plaque;
> What does the word "save" mean?
> Tried to save, or succeeded in saving?
> Or succeeded in temporarily saving?
> I think that in this context, it means succeeded in saving.
> This is my opinion and I have already set things in motion
> to change the number to 17000.
> Since the committee will not consider the proposal till Oct. 10th,
> I suppose I could still ask for the number to remain 19600.
> Please, all of you who feel strongly on this issue, whether
> you agree with Hardy, or with me, write me by Oct. 6th.
> I will consider the wishes of the majority and act accordingly.
> Shabbat Shalom u'mnucha,
> Mimi

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