Monday, August 4, 2008

Slawatycze cemetery

Henry Gitelman, a descendent of Jews from Slawatycze, Poland, has informed me of an error in a posting I made in May about the rededication of the Jewish cemetery there. He writes that first massacre of Jews in the town took place in February 1940, not in 1939, and that the victims, who included his grandfather and uncle, were not "activists" but just ordinary people.

Mr. Gitelman is editing a history of the Slawatycze Jewish community, written by the late Michal Grynberg, to be called "Oh! Slawatycze, My Home...."

Thanks to him for this information.

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