Zaleszczyki

I read the article in Dec. 24th , 2010 issue of the Jewish Week entitled Saving The Remnants of Galicia . I was born in Zaleszczyki , then Poland , in1930 and left with my parents and sister in 1934 , but of course many members 0f my family are buried in that cemetery . The synagogue is still there , a beautiful structure at one time , but used variously as a storage space , an electricity provider , and other uses probably hardly remembered . The cemetery , I believe , still has many stones in it , but is mostly part of some kind of factory . I know these tidbits of information from a couple of hours spent there in August 1988 . I have since met with several other Zaleszczyki survivors , one of whom has succeeded in having a monument put up at a mass grave of Jews killed on November 14th., 1941 . Her name is Mila Sandberg- Mesner and she lives in Montreal . Her memoir Light From the Shadows was published in 2009 by the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation . Plans are being made for the unveiling of the monument to the martyrs on April 28th., 2011 . Zaleszczyki 's cemetery ID is : Zalischyky Mass Grave ( # 9675 )For further information , here is Mila's email address : I_mesner11@sympatico.caI would be happy to help in any way I can . Thank you for this work you are doing.Rita Cohn

I read the article in Dec. 24th , 2010 issue of the Jewish Week entitled Saving The Remnants of Galicia . I was born in Zaleszczyki , then Poland , in1930 and left with my parents and sister in 1934 , but of course many members 0f my family are buried in that cemetery . The synagogue is still there , a beautiful structure at one time , but used variously as a storage space , an electricity provider , and other uses probably hardly remembered . The cemetery , I believe , still has many stones in it , but is mostly part of some kind of factory . I know these tidbits of information from a couple of hours spent there in August 1988 . I have since met with several other Zaleszczyki survivors , one of whom has succeeded in having a monument put up at a mass grave of Jews killed on November 14th., 1941 . Her name is Mila Sandberg- Mesner and she lives in Montreal . Her memoir Light From the Shadows was published in 2009 by the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation . Plans are being made for the unveiling of the monument to the martyrs on April 28th., 2011 . Zaleszczyki 's cemetery ID is : Zalischyky Mass Grave ( # 9675 )For further information , here is Mila's email address : I_mesner11@sympatico.caI would be happy to help in any way I can . Thank you for this work you are doing.Rita Cohn