Passing of our Beloved Translator and Friend #general

Carol Raspler

Dear Cousins All:

I deeply regret having to advise you of the passing of Helen SENDYK, the
translator of the Sambor Yizkor Book. Helen was a dear, dear friend and
mentor, and woman of extraordinary passion and valor. She survived the
Shoah and authored two books on the subject, "The End of Days" and "New
Dawn," both of which were published by Syracuse University Press.

We met serving as interviewers for Stephen Speilberg's Visual History
Foundation and became fast friends. Fluent in Polish, Hebrew, Yiddish and
English, she agreed to translate our book (a small portion of the work is
presently at the Yizkor Book Project site on

Might I respectfully suggest that those who are interested in making a
donation in her Memory, do so to the Yizkor Book Project of
Please do not hesitate to contact me in connection with this sad message.
Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL

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