Josef Rosensaft (Rozensaft) (1911 - 1975) MP

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Nicknames: "Josele"
Birthplace: Będzin, Silesia, Poland
Death: Died in London, Greater London, UK
Managed by: Menachem Rosensaft
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About Josef Rosensaft (Rozensaft)

Photo: April 1946, Josef Rosensaft, the General Director of the Central Jewish Commission, at an Unveiling Ceremony of a Memorial Commemorating The First Anniversary of the Camp's Liberation, Bergen-Belsen, Germany. From Yad Vashem Web site: photos - LP/pages/417b

 

Of Mendel Rozenzaft's children "Josele" was the only child to survive the hell of Nazism.

He jumped from the train that was bringing the Bendiner Jews to Auschwitz; he escaped from the labor camp; was again brought to Auschwitz; towards the end of the war he was in the death-camp of Bergen-Belsen, where he tried to keep alive the half dead “muselmanen” (the half-dead men); but all these difficult tribulations did not break him morally – he remained the happy and energetic Josel, who continued to spin further the golden thread of his family, and continues the grand heritage of his illustrious father.

-------------------- He jumped from the train that was bringing the Bendziner Jews to Auschwitz; he escaped from the labor camp; was again brought to Auschwitz; towards the end of the war he was in the death-camp of Bergen-Belsen, where he tried to keep alive the half dead “muselmanen” (the half-dead men); but all these difficult tribulations did not break him morally – he remained the happy and energetic Josel, who continued to spin further the golden thread of his family, and continues the grand heritage of his illustrious father.

(See link to his father's writeup in the Bedzin Yizkor Book.)

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Josef Rosensaft's Timeline

1911
January 15, 1911
Będzin, Silesia, Poland
1975
September 10, 1975
Age 64
London, Greater London, UK
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