Re: (Philippines) Jewish Soldiers Buried Under a Cross Mistake Fixed after 75 Years
Ken A. Drabinsky <kenJDgen@...>
Thanks to the Operation Benjamin article (Jan Allen) for this important string of messages. To follow up on Eric Feinstein, I appreciate your links because I have also found a cousin who was killed in action as a French Nationalist in the town of Arthonnay, France. This was the 42nd Infantry Regiment and included a number of Senegalese soldiers. He was initially buried in a soldiers trench near that town in June 1940. His remains were later moved to Necropole nationale La Ferme de Suippes, a military cemetery near Paris.
I googled his name—Moisek Boguslawski—and found a picture in a small church in Arthonnay of a plaque with over 100 soldiers names listed. They were killed in that skirmish (a massacre). I contacted the wonderful photographer of that photo in France who graciously went to the cemetery and recorded all documents including pictures of the cross and accurate birthdate/location. After several attempts to contact the French government departments, changing the headstone appeared to be an impossible task.
I will definitely contact your links (& those of Tom Klein), much appreciated.
Ken A. Drabinsky
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
DRABINSKY, ZURAWSKI, JAKUBOWSKI, ZELINSKI, HENIG [Chodecz, Przedecz POLAND]
BOGUSLAWSKI, FRYDLANDER [Chodecz, POLAND; Paris, FRANCE, Auschwitz]
RISEMAN, CUTLER, LURIE [UKR, Malden/Boston, Mass.USA]
ROIZMEN/SEGAL [Havana CUBA]
MINOVITCH, MINOV(W)ITZ, MINEVICH, FRIEDMAN, RAICHMAN, [Kalinkovichi, Mozyr, Choiniki, Brahin, BELARUS, Lipton, Sk.CAN]