November 16, 2010 To whom it may concern,
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Anna Royzner, who was our guide and translator in the Ukraine in June 2010. We spent 5 days with her going to various shtetls where my ancestors came from. She was not just a wonderful traveling companion but a dedicated, hardworking and extremely knowledgeable person about Jewish life in the Ukraine. She has many contacts throughout the Jews remaining in various parts of the Ukraine and has a wonderful way of connecting with people and helping to ferret out useful information about current and prior Jewish life there. Anna threw herself into the work in my shtetls, literally joining me in looking through the overgrown underbrush in various Jewish cemeteries to try to find tombstones of my ancestors. My wife and I certainly agree that she would be an outstanding speaker and expert who deserves to have a wider audience by appearing at the next Jewish Genealogy conference in July 2011. All who are able to attend her talk will be educated and inspired by her remarks and by her persona. We would be happy to supply more details or answer any additional questions that would prove helpful. Thank you.Sincerely.
Karen and Doug Seidman, New York