On the 31st of May a famous scientist, Professor Bruno Lunenfeld visited Chernivtsi. Mr. Lunenfeld, known around the world for his contribution into the development of reproductive medicine, has Bukovinian roots – his grandparents lived in Sadhora (Sadagora) and they are buried at the cemetery there. That is why the visit to Chernivtsi was important and very meaningful for Mr. Lunenfeld.
Apart from an excursion around the city, visiting the former Friedman’s residence and a cemetery in Sadhora, Mr. Lunenfeld had a guided tour with Mr. Kushnir, our museum’s director, around its exhibition. It was impossible not to notice that images and objects presented at the museums deeply touched Mr. Lunenfeld. We were deeply touched ourselves by kind words of appreciation of the work done by the museum to preserve memories about the rich Jewish past. They encourage us to proceed with what we are doing now as so many pages of Jewish history in Bukovina are yet to be discovered and told to the world.
Prof. Bruno Lunenfeld, Mykola Kushnir, director of the museum,
and Tamara Yuzko, head of the medical center of infertility treatment in Chernivtsi