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Memorial to European Rabbis that Perished in the Holocaust - זכרון לרבני אירופה שנספו בשואה

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  • Harav Yosef הי"ד Gelernter, HY"D (1892 - 1942)
    הרה"ג ר' יוסף גלרנטר הי"ד, נולד בשנת תרנ"ב בקלימנטוב, פלך ראדום, פולין, לאביו, הרב שמחה הי"ד, רב ואב"ד באותה העיר. ר' יוסף גדל והתחנך אצל אביו והתפרסם מנעוריו לעילוי היודע את כל הש"ס בעל פה. הוא למד אצ...
  • Shalom Eliezer Rotter (deceased)
    Shalom Roter was born in Romania. He was married to Lea nee Rozenberg. Prior to WWII he lived in Seret, Romania. Shalom perished in the Shoah.
  • R' David Avigdor (1898 - 1943)
    Avigdor was born in Tyrawa Woloska in 1897 to Avraham and Rakhel nee Galer. He was a rabbi and married to Matilda nee Oling. Prior to WWII he lived in Andrichaw, Poland. During the war he was in Andric...
  • R' Avigdor Horowitz (1890 - 1942)
    הרב אביגדור הורוויץ (ה'תר"ן - ה'תש"ב), ממלא מקום אביו, רב בבארניוו.

Books and web sites about Rabbis that Perished in the Holocaust:

Dr. Pnina Mysels wrote about Rabbis that perished in the Holocaust ("רבנים שנספו בשואה"). The bibliography for that site

More data about the Holocaust victims can be found in the Yad VaShem Data Base.

Here I'd like to update, fix and add more data and photos from many other sources.

- אדמו"רים שנספו בשואה, מנשה אונגר, הוצאת מוסד הרב קוק

- ,מורי האומה, חלק ג הרב ישראל שורין

- המאור וזכרון בספר ח"ב, Hebrew Books

- Zachor Michalalah Website

- תולדות אנשי שם, ח"א, מיוחד לתולדות האדמו"רים והרבנים המפורסמים שנסמכו מגאוני וצדיקי אירופה

- שם ושארית, הרב לוי גרוסמן

- Data can be found in the Yizkor Books.

- הרב צבי הירש מייזליש, מקדשי השם

R' Zvi Meislish 1

R' Zvi Meislish 2



Memorializing the Lives and Torah Wisdom of the Perished Gedolim

We are moving on to the next step of the project

Some of those rabbis wrote lots of Torah – and all that is left are some pages in some old unknown book. As an important part of the memorial project I'd like gather as much data as possible about the rabbis – and find what is left of their Torah, have their writing catalogued and accessible to the public's eyes.

Having their Torah accessible – would enable us to learn their Torah, and keep their spiritual life live within us. That would be the best format of memorial we can have.

So - if you have in your tree Rabbis that Perished in the Holocaust, or if you hold data about their Torah writings - Please add their profile and the data to the project.

El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer