After an evening dedicated to Romanian Jewry, which included a selection of films from Beit Hatfutsot collections, and a fascinating lecture about Jewish-Romanian roots and family names, we received the most touching letter from Ruti Solomon from Zichron Ya’acov:
“I was surprised and moved to tears, and I will treasure this evening in my heart for many years to come.
What are the chances that anyone will speak at all, let alone will screen a film, about one god-forsaken town, where my father and his six brothers and a sister were born and raised?
My father, Benjamin Yankovic, the son of Solomon-Lipa and Rivah, was born in 1921 in Hârlău and about his childhood and youth there.”
Dear Ruthi, we are delighted that you have found something personally significant to you. We wish your father and all your wonderful family all the best, and invite you to further exciting discoveries at Beit Hatfutsot.