RE: [Cz-L] Helping Vicki and others

From: Edgar Hauster <bconcept_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:40:57 +0100
To: "Shelley.Mitchell_at_att.net" <shelley.mitchell_at_att.net>, "czernowitz-l_at_list.cornell.edu" <czernowitz-l_at_list.cornell.edu>
Reply-To: Edgar Hauster <bconcept_at_hotmail.com>

Shelley,

Welcome to the List and thank you so much for your excellent advice. I never thought about an approach via the Ukrainian Red Cross before. In return, please find my travel report (in German) from Delatyn from May 2011

http://hauster.blogspot.nl/2011/05/in-der-mittlerweile-ukrainischen.html

where you'll discover a video clip from Willy Lindwer's documentary "Return to my Shtetl Delatyn" as well; my own short video clip on Delatyn is just here:

http://youtu.be/BGrObKrceGc

Enjoy!

Edgar Hauster
Lent - The Netherlands

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> Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:59:08 -0800
> From: shelley.mitchell_at_att.net
> Subject: [Cz-L] Helping Vicki and others
> To: CZERNOWITZ-L_at_list.cornell.edu
>
> I'm also new to this cite so let me share my experiences in searching for family.
> Two of my uncles and their sister, my grandmother, thought everyone left in Europe was dead because of things they saw in the newspapers. Many years later I decided I wanted more details. Unfortunately, by then these three siblings were dead. So I wrote to everyone and looked everywhere: Jewishgen, Red Cross, Bad Arelson, etc. Nothing. Then I wrote to the Ukrainian Red Cross about my great aunt Perl (Terner) Platz, her husband, Isaac, and their 7 children who lived in Delaytn.
>
> They wrote back to me, in Ukrainian with an English translation, that in 1942 some Ukrainians murdered Isaac Plac, 1 female and 2 males and confiscated their property. They attached a list showing 3 families named Plac, all from Delaytn. The only names were the father of each family. It showed how many males and femals under each man's name but no other names. I assume the other two men were Isaacs brothers.
>
> I now knew what happened to my great aunt and uncle and two of their children. I only knew the name of one of her sons - Samuel. While the story is not complete, unless I find something on Samuel Platz/Plac, I'm finished with that branch. But it was very comforting to know what happened to Perl, my grandmother's sister.
>
> By the way, to check the translation, I showed it to a young Ukrainian man I worked with. His face grew red as he learned for the first time what his ancestors might have done. I told him that he should always love his family and to look forward to the contributions that he can make in this world, today. I think that made him feel better.
>
> Has anyone else tried this approach? I don't know if the letter would be of any value to any of you but I'd be happy to share it.
>
> Ms. Shelley Mitchell
>
>
>

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