Re: [Cz-L] The dishonouring of Popovici-the distortion of historical truth

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 09:22:19 -0400
Reply-to: Bruce Reisch <>

Dear Anny:

You are of course entitled to your opinion, but I strongly disagree
with your assertions. If what you say is true, there would be no
plaques in the city to honor Sidi Tal and Josef Schmidt. There would
be no synagogue led by Rabbi Kofmansky, nor would a second synagogue
have been given back to the Jewish community last year. There would
be no Museum of the History of the Jewish Community of Bukowina at
all. Someone in Chernivtsi, without doubt Ukrainian, agreed to this
and promoted these moves. I met many outstanding Ukrainian
individuals during my visit to Chernivtsi in 1998, so I can't agree
with any opinion that characterizes Ukrainians with a single broad
brush stroke.


Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

At 12:21 +0300 10/4/08, Anny Matar wrote:
>Dear all,
>I don't think that Popovici should be presented as a righteous Ukranian, I
>don't think ONE JEW was ever saved be them, murdered?
>As you realize, what they want and succeed in doing is to say: there were NO
>Jews in Cti. There was NO Jewish culture, in short, to erase us from the
>face of the earth which has always been their dream.
>I feel, personally, where he would have his well deserved honour, is a
>memorial service and a plaque in Yad V'Shem. This is the only place where no
>change of nationality WILL *EVER* take place !!!!
>We can't hope to change mentalities nor feelings people have towards our
>religion, even if you've never ever known Jews, you hate them because you
>have been fed it with your mother's milk.
>What we were trying to do is to make Cti. the cultural Jewish city it used
>to be, and their expected reaction, THERE WERE NONE HERE!!!!easier than
>explaining what had happened to them.

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