I want to suggest that for now we put a hold on the group discussion oftoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
cemetery restoration. Instead, I recommend that anyone interested in
researching the feasibility of such an endeavour, contact me personally and
we will thoroughly look into the matter and then report back to the group.
I think that it would be a very good idea to determine, conclusively, what
is and what is not possible in this regard.
Stan Zeidenberg, Coordinator
Ciechanow Research Group
From: Barbara Bonfield [mailto:bbonfield@...]
Sent: June-16-10 11:31 AM
To: Ciechanow Research Group
Subject: Fw: more on the cemetery, etc.
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I agree with you that the "cemetery" is just a space between large apartment
buildings. The monument was placed there by survivors of the Holocaust,
including my cousin whose entire family >from Ciechanow was murdered at
Auschwitz. He was liberated at the age of 18, brought to the U.S. by
relatives and now lives in Chicago. He described his visit to Ciechanow when
the monument was placed there and it was meaningful for him. He did say
that the modern Ciechanow is "quite pretty" - too pretty for the horrible
events that took place there.
I guess, as a memorial to all the victims of the Holocaust and to our
ancestors who were buried there, I feel compelled to do something that makes
a statement that the little bit that remains of the cemetery is hallowed
ground and should not be used for any other purpose.
When I visited Poland in 2004, I also went to Mlawa where other of my
ancestors lived. The cemetery there is larger, has a larger memorial but is
still unkempt and should have someone's attention.
I brought stones >from both cemeteries and placed them on my father's grave.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven D. Bloom" <sbloom@...>
To: "Ciechanow Research Group" <ciechanow@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:00 AM
Subject: more on the cemetery, etc.
Just to be a bit more clear, since it would seem to the average readertowns.
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