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  • Max Heffler
    ... From: Susan Weinberg [mailto:susanweinberg@comcast.net] Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 11:45 PM To: JRI-Poland Subject: [jri-pl] Available Now: New Radom
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 10, 2011
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Susan Weinberg [mailto:susanweinberg@...]
      Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 11:45 PM
      To: JRI-Poland
      Subject: [jri-pl] Available Now: New Radom Tombstone Translations

      Visit the JRI-Poland web site at http://www.jri-poland.org
      In 2010 a monument was erected in Radom, Poland with about 72 Jewish
      tombstones that had previously been hidden away in a warehouse. A Polish
      tombstone maker had taken them during the war thinking he'd sell them after
      the war. Under Communist control they could have nothing of historic value
      so they languished in the warehouse. Haim Kintzler, head of the Israeli
      Radom Society became aware of these tombstones and got the tombstone maker's
      children to donate them to the city to put in a special museum. Nothing
      happened for 13 years due to lack of funds, but just last year through a
      collaboration between the Israeli and the Polish prison systems a monument
      was built by Polish prisoners. The monument referred to as a Lapidarium is
      composed of all of the tombstones. Through a contact in Radom I got photos
      of the tombstones and was able to get a few more on a return visit earlier
      this year. Those have now been translated thanks to Moshe Michel Werber and
      Bob Rosen and can now be found on the Radom Shtetlink. Moshe Michel also
      cross referenced these with the Book of Residents and provided detailed
      translations of several with extensive text. Ultimately photos will be
      available through JOWBR, but in the interim you can also access a web album
      with the photos. If you are as fortunate as one of our translators you may
      discover that one of them belongs to one of your relatives.

      You can find more information at

      A new interview with a Radom survivor has also been added. She relates her
      experiences pre-war and during the forced labor camp in Radom up to 1944.

      Find the shtetlink at http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radom/

      Susan Weinberg

      (Sienno, Poland) KISHLANSKY & SHIECHER (Kamenetz Podolsk, Ukraine), RAICHEL,
      SHER, GOLD (Dunilovichi & Glebokie, Belarus)

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