Thursday, December 3, 2009

Number of Jewish Artifacts Received - Zero!

In late September I requested from the good people of Radziejow to send to my office remaining Jewish artifacts. There is little doubt that the Church where the Jews of Radziejow were forced to go into before being shipped to the gassing stations must have retained some of the articles. What about all the mezuzot that must have been left in Radziejow. Each Jewish household had several mezuzot since a Jew must place a Mezuzah on every doorpost. Therefore there were thousands of mezuzot. Where are they? The list can go on forever of those Jewish items that have no value to non-Jews should have been saved by the gentiles of Radziejow. The non-Jews wouldn't know what to do with these items. So, look in your attics and basements and start shipping out Jewish items. Be it shabbos candlesticks, challah knives, washing cups, torahs, holy books, kiddish cups, estrog containers, etc... . While your donation is probably not tax deductible it may help in bridging the gap between the families of survivors and those people that are now living in the survivors' homes.