Re: [Cz-L] Ukrainian designer Sergei Kulipanov

Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2008 15:51:55 +0200
To: Bruce Reisch <>, Czernowitz Genealogy and History <>

Dear Bruce,
  The Holocaust changed our judgement.
   We cannot judge the situation " objectively ".
     Every infringement of jewish rights ,we interpret as antisemitism.
      Look how Jewish History is respected in Germany .
        The treatment of our Temple alone I see as essential antisemitism.
            How would you describe it ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Reisch" <>
To: "Czernowitz Genealogy and History" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Ukrainian designer Sergei Kulipanov

> Dear Hardy:
> I can't even begin to imagine what it was like for those who lived
> through the atrocities of WWII. I've tried to educate myself and my
> family through visits to Yad Vashem, the US Holocaust Memorial
> Museum, attending lectures by survivors (including Elie Wiesel),
> visiting the Anne Frank House, and much, much more.
> Genealogical research on my family took it all to a very personal
> level. I found out that many of my own family were wiped out in
> Transnistria and elsewhere.
> But my opinion that we can not characterize the Ukrainian people in
> only the terribly negative terms you describe, and that we should not
> assume that today's generation of Ukrainian people are all as
> blameworthy as their parents and grandparents, should not be so
> simply dismissed because I wasn't there in 1941. As you know, Mimi
> WAS there in 1941, and we happen to agree on this subject. By the
> way, neither of us said they were a nation of Righteous.
> But just as I wouldn't want to see Jews characterized as a people
> determined to control the economy or the media, I can't be at fault
> when I regret it when fellow Jews characterize other people in black
> and white terms. The world is quite a bit more complex than that.
> Bruce
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