Category Archives: Politics

1941 Siberia Deportation List – Mayer Ebner

From Zlila Ebner- Helman:

I have send a copy of a part of  the archive of my Grandfather Dr. Mayer Ebner and my Father Dr. Josef Ebner to the museum of Czernowitz (attached example[s]). a lot of Documents & old Photos & Articles etc… between 1899 – 1940 – besides those of 1940-1955.

The  document [below] was an urgent  request  of M. Ebner  to Nahum Goldman and Stefan Whise  to save the deported people to SIBERIA

More examples from Archive of M.Ebner

8 June 1930 – Senator Ebner speech at Rumanian Parliament

1926-7 Ebner the Head of Jewish Community in Czernowitz.

For more on Mayer Ebner (photos and documents) see our website:

Thank you!

Zlila Ebner-Helman





Documentary by Radu Gabrea: Jews for Sale

  ▶︎Full movie, Hebrew subtitled!◀︎

ASTRA FILM Director’s / Curator’s Statement:
The film approaches an unusual subject – “the largest citizen sale operation ever employed by a European state”. In 1974, a Romanian passenger carrying a diplomatic passport boarded from the Zürich airport with the destination Bucharest. Upon arrival in Bucharest, he noticed that one of his suitcases was missing. It was a suitcase handed over by an old acquaintance shortly before his departure. The diplomat was General M., a commander in the General Office of Foreign Intelligence, the Securitate’s espionage division. The suitcase contained one million dollars designed to facilitate the emigration to Israel for a certain number of Jews. This is just one episode in the history of the human trafficking operations organized by the Romanian communist state: the sale of Jew Romanian citizens to Israel.

Emunah Czernowitz – “Heimkehr” Essays jüdischer Denker

Another of the Jewish fraternities was “Emunah”.  On June 3, 1903, the Jewish National Academic Reading Society was “thrown open,” with the club colors gold-violet-gold. “Emunah” was highly active in the field of Zionism – a  characteristic for all the Jewish fraternities –  and also set up a library open to the public. Furthermore, “Emunahs” intellectual athmosphere culminated in publishing several books. To mention is especially “Heimkehr. Essays jüdischer Denker”  with a preface by Leon Kellner. (Homecoming. Essays of Jewish Thinkers). This anthology contains contributions by notable Jewish authors like Balaban Majer, Nathan Birnbaum (who coined the term “Zionism”), Max Rosenfeld, Salomon Schiller and Leon Kellner. It came out 1912 and is now available online via the university library of Frankfurt:


The Soviet Times Are Over…

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…at least in Czernowitz after the fall 2015 renaming of streets,  as per Marc Goldberger’s listing:

Soviet period – Ukrainian period
Return back to historical names of streets and lanes:
1. Khalturina Stepana  vulitsya – Kobrinskoy Natalii vulitsya;
2. Khalturina Stepana provulok – Kobrinskoy Natalii provulok;
3. Shterna Manfreda vulitsya –  Bankova vulitsya;
4. Stefyuka Eugena vulitsya – Fizkulturna vulitsya:
5. Novorossiyskaya vulitsya – Aradska vulitsya;
6. Gavrilyuka Vladimira vulitsya – Shpitalna provulok:
7. Anri Barybusa vulitsya – Synagogue vulitsya:

Rename streets and lanes:
1. Babushkina Ivana vulitsya – Bessarabska vulitsya ;
2. Blagoeva Dmitra  vulitsya –  Mazepa Ivana vulitsya;
3. Blagoeva Dmitra provulok – Mazepa Ivana provulok;
4. Galitskogo Semena  vulitsya – Galitskogo Danila  vulitsya;
5. Galitskogo Semena 1 provulok  – Galitskogo Danila 1 provulok;
6. Galitskogo Semena 2 provulok  – Galitskogo Danila 2 provulok;
7. Galitskogo Semena 1 zavulok – Galitskogo Danila 1 zavulok;
8. Galitskogo Semena 2 zavulok  – Galitskogo Danila 2 zavulok;
9. Galitskogo Semena 3 zavulok  – Galitskogo Danila 3 zavulok;
10. Galitskogo Semena 4 zavulok  – Galitskogo Danila 4 zavulok;
11. Jambula Dzhabayeva vulitsya – Chubinskogo Pavla vulitsya;
12. Dimitrova Georgiya vulitsya – Okunevskoy Sofii vulitsya;
13. Dundicha Aleko vulitsya – Lemkivska vulitsya;
14. Lazo Sergeiya vulitsya – Boykivska vulitsya ;
15. Libknekhta Karla vulitsya – Mikuli Karolya vulitsya;
16. Luxemburg Rozi vulitsya – Dudycha Ivana vulitsya;
17. Parkhomenka Aleksandra vulitsya – Bukshovanogo Osipa vulitsya;
18. Parkhomenka Aleksandra 1 provulok – Bukshovanoho Osipa 1 provulok;
19. Parkhomenka Aleksandra 2 provulok – Bukshovanoho Osipa 2 provulok;
20. Parkhomenka Aleksandra 3 provulok- Bukshovanoho Osipa 3 provulok;
21. Fabritsiusa Yana vulitsya – Siretska vulitsya ;
22. Fabritsiusa Yana provulok – Siretska provulok;
23. Gaidara Arkadiya vulitsya – Orlika Pilipa vulitsya;
24. Khotinskikh Komsomoltsiv vulitsya –  Tomashchuka Kostyantina vulitsya;
25. Chervonoflotska vulitsya – Spaska vulitsya;
26. Artema vulitsya – Krivonosa Maksima vulitsya;
27. Voroshilovgradska vulitsya – Stusa Vasilya vulitsya;
28. Voroshilovgradskiy provulok – Stusa Vasilya provulok;
29. Ketskhoveli Lado vulitsya – Guramishvili Davida vulitsya;
30. Kirovogradska vulitsya – Vyshyvanogo Vasilya vulitsya;
31. Toreza Morisa vulitsya – Yaroslava Mudrogo vulitsya ;
32. Toreza Morisa 1 provulok – Yaroslava Mudrogo 1provulok;
33. Toreza Morisa 2 provulok – Yaroslava Mudrogo 2 provulok;
34. Toreza Morisa 3 provulok – Yaroslava Mudrogo 3 provulok;
35. Krasina Leonida vulitsya – Hetmana Doroshenka vulitsya;
36. Krasina Leonida provulok – Hetmana Doroshenka provulok;
37. Petrovskogo Grigoriya vulitsya –  Mikhnovskogo Mikoly vulitsya;
38. Tsulukidze Aleksandra vulitsya –  Lypkovskoy Lydii vulitsya;
39. Kovalchuka Mikoly vulitsya – Yasska vulitsya;
40. Kuznetsova Mikoly vulitsya – Kryzhanivskogo Bohdana vulitsya;
41. Kuznetsova Mikoly provulok – Kuznetsova Mikoly provulok;
42. Moskovska vulitsya – Ivana Severina vulitsya;
43. Alekseeva Petra vulitsya – Yanushevych Ganny vulitsya;
44. Polyanskogo Anatoliya vulitsya – Frantsoza Karla Emilya vulitsya;
45. Polyanskogo Anatoliya provulok – Frantsoza Karla Emilya provulok;
46. ​​Kanyuka Sergiya vulitsya – Kanyuka Zinovy vulitsya;
47. Chervonoarmiiska vulitsya – Heroev Maydana vulitsya;
48. Lomonosov vulitsya  – Petrovicha von Yakoba;
49. 26 Bakinskikh Komisariv – Mizunskoho Yuriya;

Memory Treatment and Urban Planning in L’viv, Chernivtsi, Chisinau and Wroclaw

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Click here for accessing the Research Project Memory of Vanished Population Groups in today’s East-Central European Urban Environments.

Click here for dowloading the brochure „What is to be remembed?“ on Chișinău [p. 6-16], Czernowitz [p. 16-30], Lemberg [p. 30-49], Wroclaw [p. 49-62].

Click here for downloading Leo Spitzer’s brochure “Connective Memories: Dreams, Mediascapes, Journeys of Return”

Anny’s New Year’s Message


HISTORY: After WWI the world said never again. They created the League of Nation, what was done there was unimportant for, 20years later, we had WWII after which the United Nations was created. The only difference I can see between those two is that in 1948 they agreed to accept Israel as a State and thus have created the country which, whatever happens anywhere, the fault for all evil and wars have now a name and address – Revolution in Egypt – unrest in Syria – all this is caused by ISRAEL/the Jews who don’t agree to sign a peace treaty with the Palestinians which would solve all the Middle East and world problems. This is history.

A week, nearly 2 weeks ago / just my near past incredibly cruel pictures were transmitted from Syria more horrid than any ones before like thousands killed daily, a people killing, bombarding, their own but none shook the world so hard as the use of Gas!! We have heard of it before Iran/Iraq – father Assad used it to kill a part of the population he didn’t like but there was no media to report it on real time, not everyone had some camera in their pockets to show it all and there were hundreds of children slayed by GAS!!! Even Hitler didn’t make use of it when all was lost. Really heartbreaking – by the way if you want to know who started the war in Syria, ISRAEL of course!! Anyway, the French were the first to shout ” Bloody murder, unacceptable!” the Brits/Turks/Germans/USA/the Arab League made loud noises. In the Bible when God created the world between one day and the next it’s written ” There was evening there was morning and day 2, And so all these nations demanded action.

We in Israel prepared our gas masks -which by the way we have had for the past 2 years in our gas-shelter, mail delivered for 25 Shekel, but not all Israel is disciplined and arrived “just before Obama’s attack” last Thurs. Fri. latest Sunday. Meanwhile France thought they had shouted too loudly, got scared of their own voices, Cameron went to Parliament and was voted down and the USA had second thought and they still think. Turkey and the Arab League are waiting and I am too. Suppose Yom Kippur and Syria’s “great victory” over Israel, as they call it, is a nice day for another one??

So, I want to wish all our friends in Israel and all those living all over the world SHANA TOVA, Have a Happy, healthy year and do go on writing and reading.