Jewish Journal

Beshert means destiny

Pavel Pustelnik

April 19, 2012 | 3:41 am

Try to click ‘beshert’ into Goggle and you will receive a list of Jewish dating websites. No, it’s not going to be about ‘webwise ways to find love’. Not this time.

I was not looking for a perfect match or a date for the next weekend. I was just very much intrigued by a youtube video on a book that is a living platform of a culture that was convicted to death. Wait a second, convicted to death but alive?

On the day of her mother’s death Suzanna Eibuszyc opened a box full of papers and notes. Those were meticulously taken observations, memoirs and thoughts written in Polish. Being born in Poland she was able to read the stories told by Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc. Suzanna felt astonished and decided to translate the whole set of writings into English.

Suzanna writes that her mother’s story ‘is a heroic tale of a young woman who survived, against all odds, as a child and teenager in Warsaw from 1917 till 1939 and as a young woman in Soviet Russia from 1939 till 1946.’ The story seems to be one of those that keep you awake during the night and you can almost feel the spirit of time. The book per se does not exist yet. There are short excerpts being published online but the whole story is still hidden.

Beshert is a work in progress. There is no deadline for the publication, it is not known how many chapters there will be or how the cover would look like. The author is looking for supporters who would help her publish the memoir and make the story travel further.

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