מאת: Rhondda Rytmeister [email@example.com]
נשלח: יום שני 15 נובמבר 2010 14:13
אל: דליה גוטמן
נושא: Re: DVD- The Children of Teheran
Thank you for putting my letters on your site. I am still processing the
information in the DVD and will watch it again, and with members of my
I join with your other letter writers in congratulating you and your
colleagues for researching and putting this story onto DVD. I can only
be grateful for the impulse - where did it come from? - that led me to
google 'Teheran Aliyah' a few short weeks ago. It has been an amazing
and moving revelation.
I'll be in touch again tomorrow.
From: Rhondda Rytmeister [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:02 AM
To: דליה גוטמן
Subject: DVD- The Children of Teheran
Thank you very much for sending the DVDs. I picked the parcel up from
Post Office on Friday afternoon and watched it that night. Stan is in
the photos of the children towards the end of the DVD, and is also in
photo on the back cover of the DVD. I would like to find out more about
group's annual reunions. None of us has ever been to Israel, but a visit
would be lovely if we can arrange it. I went with my daughter and
granddaughter to Melbourne a fortnight ago, and talked with Stan's
Adam Trajstman, about those years. He mentioned Samarkand - I had not
previously been aware they had been there - and I will be interested to
his comments about the DVD. He is blind and hard of hearing but would be
able to hear it well enough. I think he and his wife may well know some
the names or families that are listed. He is nearly 90 and she is around
I would think. She was 17 at the end of the War.
Adam had been in the army, as were Stan's parents (Felicia (nee
and Abraham (Bronek) Ritmajster) under General Anders. Adam is younger
Fela, and a half-brother. Same father. Their father stayed behind - I'm
sure whether in Warsaw or Russia - and they were never able to find out
happened to him. Their other siblings died in the gas chambers.
From 1939, Adam's wife (Renya Hochrad) and her sister Lillian) had lived
with a Christian family in Poland and passed as Christian until 1943 - I
think they were in Lublin. Renya and Lillian's parents were in the camps
their mother died there; their father survived, remarried and I think
to France before coming to Australia, as his second wife had relatives
The Teheran Aliyah is certainly a complicated story. Stan's mother told
he left Uzbekistan with a group of orphans - he was the only one with
parents; and she had also mentioned that they had made him a uniform,
was mentioned in the DVD, so I think he travelled with the army for some
time. They didn't see him for 7 I/2 years, in 1948, when they were given
special permission (after many applications/letters/appeals to the
to go to Israel.
With my best wishes
נשלח: יום שני 06 ספטמבר 2010 13:42
נושא: Re: The Children of Teheran DVD
Thank you so much for getting back to me. Stanislaus was my late husband - he died in 1985 of a sudden heart
attack at work. His parents were Abraham and Felicia Ritmajster of
Warsaw, where Stan was born on 1st February 1936. They escaped to Russia
at the beginning of the war and were captured and sent to a forced
labour camp in Uzbekistan.
His father was at first felling trees but later had to draw posters of
Stalin. When Stan left there in, I think, 1941, his parents were not in
time to see him go. They joined the Polish Army under General Anders
(within the Russian Army) and were in the first ground force that
entered Berlin. They were not reunited with Stan until 1948, and indeed,
I think they were not sure for two or more years whether or not he had
survived. Abe died of a sudden heart attack just eleven weeks before
Stan died. He had written a history of their wartime experiences in
Polish and then a translation in English. Felicia (Fela) died in January
2001. They were all in my thoughts and I just suddenly decided to google
Thank you again for replying. I look forward to hearing again from you.
With very best wishes
On 5/9/10 11:40 PM, "דליה גוטמן" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear Rhondda,
> I am happy you know about the movie.
> Who told you about us?
> You can purchase copies through me.
> You can see on our site which version you prefer www.yaldeyteheran.com
> Unfortunately we also have only photocopy of this magazine.
> I will try to find out some information about Stanlislaus Ritmajster.
> I have to find anybody at this age in Hulda. I will do my best.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rhondda Rytmeister [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:32 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: The Children of Teheran DVD
> Dear Ms Guttman
> I would like to obtain some copies of this DVD in English. Could you
> let me know, please, if it is available in Australia? Or how I could
> go about purchasing copies? Also a copy of the magazine that was
> printed at the time, with the sleeping boy on the cover - I have a
> photocopy of that magazine but would like to obtain a copy if it is
> still available. Also if you could advise me about any other
> information available about the children who were taken to Israel from
> Uzbekistan in 1941( and in particular about Stanlislaus Ritmajster,
who was taken to Hulda Kibbutz).
> With thanks
> Rhondda Rytmeister
> Sydney, NSW Australia.