Dear Cousins All:
Sixty Eight years ago today, August 2, 1942, the Jews of our shtetl, Luka (pron.
Lonka), near Dublyany, Tatary, Mainich in western Ukraine were rounded up in the
town square, pushed onto trucks, then train cattle cars and taken to Belzec where
they were exterminated along with 630,000 other Jews, Gypsies and political
Because this was prior to the building of Auschwitz/Birkinau, the method of death
was not so sophisticated as Zyklon: all our people were murdered by carbon monoxide
fumes. 1942 was a bad year for Galicia.
Please do not forget. Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL