Re: The Society For The History of Czechoslovak Jews - Memorial #austria-czech
Amira Kohn-Trattner <amira.kt@...>
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There will be a memorial service this forthcoming Sunday, March 6th at
3:00P.M. at Congregation Habonim in Manhattan (66th Street between
Columbus and Central Park West). Anyone who might be able to attend
is welcome. It is an annual get together for Czechoslovak Jews.
Services and various presentations are lead by Rabbi Patz. I happen to
be on the Board of the Society and hope to present a short film, or
rather a trailer (if it arrives >from Prague today) on a group of
extraordinary, life-long friends, originally >from Prague, who live in
Caracas under the threat of a third dictatorship in their lives.
I interviewed them on video and Martin Smok, a young talented film
maker >from Prague put a trailer (short film presentation) together.
Their stories and personalities are compelling.
As to the Reviews Charlie and Susan mentioned, there are extra
ones for sale in Rabbi Patz's office. If anyone knows where
Oscar Rabiniwitz article may be found I would appreciate the
information very much. Oscar Rabinowitcz was a teacher in the Jewish
Day School in Prague when it first opened in the early 1920's.
Apparently, my grandfather, Viktor Kohn, a founder and supporter of
the school hired Dr. Rabinowitcz for the school (I believe I have a
picture of him with a the first grade of the school with my mother
Ruth Kohn as a little girl) and later he hired Dr. Rabinowitcz
as a writer for a Zionist (Revisionist) newspaper owned and published
by my grandfather, in Prague, in 1934 and 1935 DER JUDENSTADT.
I have a vague recollection of meeting someone, who I think may have
been Oscar Rabinowitz, shortly after my parents and I arrived in
New York (1958). He invited us to a lovely club on Madison Avenue.
Unfortunately, I don't know much more than that and whether it was
indeed Oscar Rabinowitz. If so, he may have children who live in the
States - does anyone know?
Oscar RABINOWITCZ and my grandfather Viktor KOHN and others of the Zionist
Revisionist group urged Czech Jews to leave Czechoslovakia in the
mid-1930's. I remember one particular small article I read in DER
JUDENSTADT ( some copies available at Leo Beack Institute and
the Prague Jewish Museum) urging the youth to leave and reminding
everyone of what is happening to our Jewish "brothers" in Germany.
There are also notices of meetings and presentations to various
communities where Dr. RABINOWITCZ and my grandfather spoke about Zionism,
and Aliya to Palestina.
New York, N.Y.
My last name, KOHN, is my mother's maiden name (Prague and Wossek) and my
father's last name (Lucenec, Slovakia) - unrelated (as far as we know..).
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