RE: [czernowitz2006] Objections
- Dear Gabriele,
I attended several reunions of the Bukowina Society of the Americas and was
welcomed and well received - a wonderful feeling. What a difference!
The notion of not welcoming non-Jews is repugnant and must not be glossed
over. So this exchange was at least a very good education for some of us on
where each of us are standing.
"Oh,Freunde, nicht diese Töne!"
I am glad I got the message in time to stay away.
From: Gabriele Weissmann [mailto:G.Weissmann@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 2:20 PM
To: Czernowitz Reunion
Subject: [czernowitz2006] Objections
To quote Schiller's phrase "Oh,Freunde, nicht diese Töne!" It is rather
incredible that it has come to that. One sees personal , very subjective
feelings being let out on a platform of what should represent
friendliness and tolerance and unity. I do understand Mimi's objection
to Ioana's coming, and I think that if Henry owes her something, if he
has to show his gratitude, he can do it in another way too. If Ioana
doesn't come, it will not be the end of the world for her, she'll
probably think she missed something and that we are racial,
discriminating, awful. And no tragedy for us either.There is so much
written information on the subject, she can find out lots of things if
she keeps looking.
But we'll certainly miss Mimi if she doesn't come!
I just found the tone of some mails rather shocking and almost
childish, i.e. "if you don't give me that ball, I won't play any more".
This Reunion should not start with bad feelings, I do think that
everyone who intends to come is looking forward to it as an unique and
edifying experience, and not having to think of whom to avoid, and not
look into their eyes.
Let's agree on the rules agreed upon in the beginning and have peace.
Mimi, you will certainly be sorry if you don't come, after all this, and
so will we.
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