Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Zalman Unsdorfer

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About Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Zalman Unsdorfer

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He was rabbi in Bratislava [https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/a-tragedy-tainted-by-the-morose-and-trivial/170580.article]

Gershon Greenberg brings to light and analyzes the wartime writings and sermons of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Unsdorfer, one of the prominent ultra-Orthodox rabbis in Bratislava. Unsdorfer attempted to fit the events of the Holocaust into his theology, but found it difficult to maintain a consistent view of God’s role in history. He was able to offer the Jews of Bratislava only theological advice for ways to approach God in the crisis. The structure of his response to the Holocaust remained unchanged during the war. [http://www.yadvashem.org/about_HOLocaust/studies/studies_31.html]

In the United States, the concerned family of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Unsdorfer, a popular, dignified, and learned rabbi in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, immediately sent him and his family entry permits to America, but the rav refused to leave, explaining that it would be wrong to desert his synagogue and friends.35 The results? Rav Unsdorfer was later murdered with his wife in Auschwitz, and in March 1942, the majestic Rav Carlebach was murdered in a forest near Riga, Latvia, together with his wife (Charlotte) and three daughters (Ruth, Naomi, and Sara).36 Ten thousand Jews of his Hamburg community disappeared into the bowels of Auschwitz (Oswiecim) in southern Poland, and Theresienstadt (Terezin), Czechoslovakia. [http://www.hakirah.org/vol%209%20bobker.pdf]

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