Re: [Cz-L] The value of the Cz list and what it does for us

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 23:52:34 -0400
To: Merle Kastner <>
Reply-To: Miriam Taylor <>

Merle, You said it so very well; about this list and how it has
enriched your life
and the very huge thanks we owe Bruce and Jerome.
Through this list I have reestablished contact with people I knew in
my childhood,
Have gotten to know people who knew my parents and have found continuity
to the life I knew in my childhood.


On Oct 7, 2014, at 7:48 PM, Merle Kastner wrote:

> I was born in Canada and never even knew about Bukovina until I
> started
> doing genealogical research 21 years ago. My grandfather, David
> Kastner,
> born in Radautz, Bukovina (in today's Romania) never talked about
> where he
> came from. In those days, everyone wanted to be very Canadian.
> He had come to live in Canada in 1900, to join two of his brothers
> who were already here. Eventually, most of his many siblings joined
> him here, unfortunately, some after having survived
> the Holocaust in Transnistria.
> When I began, after contacting relatives, little bits and pieces
> came out and
> eventually formed a fascinating picture of a life that I never knew
> and
> could only know from stories of those who had lived there and from
> photographs.
> Then, my cousin and very good friend, Bruce Reisch, informed me
> that this
> list was being started and I immediately joined, eager to learn as
> much as
> I could of my ancestral place and to hear others' stories.
> I have been a list member since the beginning and feel that my life
> has been
> immeasurably enriched by being one. I have 'met' so many wonderful
> people
> that I could not even begin to list their names.
> Some are very active list members, others, less so, some are not at
> all. I have
> met some of you in person (a very special treat!), others through
> skype, most
> through emails. But all have contributed so much to the big
> picture of my family's
> origins.
> So it doesn't matter if you are an active member or a silent one,
> we are all
> part of a community and we all gain so much from being so.
> My personal thanks to all those who worked to give us this mailing
> list
> at its beginning and to those who continue to work on it. To Bruce
> and
> Jerome, who are there daily, a huge thanks. You are doing a huge
> mitzvah!
> Merle Kastner

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