Re: Urgent request from Yad Vashem #general


Cyndee Meystel <cmeys@...>
 

Very true. I found a page of testimony for a relative stating that he was a
Holocaust victim while living family members who knew him state that he died
in 1930 (and have the exact date of death and the yahrtzeit date).
--
Cyndee Meystel

"Tilford Bartman" < bartmant@charter.net > wrote:

Hi,

Yes by all means let no holocaust victim be forgotten! But for the sake of
historical accuracy be sure when you list them to either include only
information that you are certain is true, or if your making assumptions
please label them as such. I found that in the pages of testimony >from my
families shtetl many people were listed as having died in Treblinka, but
this very, very likely only an assumption by the person who listed them,
and not something for which there was any evidence. There are a number of
other possibilities as where else and how else many of these people were
murdered other than at Treblinka. Also I found one prominent individual
from the town who was listed as having died in Treblinka but I know for a
fact that he was arrested by the Soviets in 1940 and died in Siberia. He
was not a Nazi holocaust victim at all. Keep in mind a need for truth and
accuracy.

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