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Surviving Rabbi Visits Auschwitz

Laizer Mangel writes about accompanying his grandfather Rabbi Nissen Mangel on an emotional return to the Nazi death camp. Full Story, Video

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Still can't understand
June 18, 2017 9:46 pm

I admire the Rabbi for his faith. I was not born with the gift of faith. Born after the holocaust, I’ve studied it, visited Auschwitz and Dachau, visited the Baltic States and forests where Jews were gunned down and massacred and cannot understand how this could possible happen and if there is a god, how god could have forsaken his people especially such pious, humble and righteous people. Ehli, ehli, lama azavtani – o god why have you forsaken me – a poster in the Jewish museum in Riga. So true. But, again, all honor and respect to those that… Read more »

Shmuel Landesman
March 31, 2017 8:45 am

Thank you for this beautiful post. I am crying. This is proof of Netzach Yisrael lo yishaker.
May Rabbi Mangel live to 120 to continue to teach us.

phenomenal
March 20, 2017 7:38 am

I’m holding back tears as I read this. To come out of such an end-of-the-world experience with such a strong belief in Hashem is empowering. Never forget, and never let history repeat itself. If we can do one more mitzvah for ourselves and for others, and if we can continue strengthening our connection to Hashem, we still won’t come close to this man’s level of connection.

Best Holocaust story
March 19, 2017 5:27 pm

My mother, A”H, also a Holocaust survivor – I let her hear Rabbi Mangel’s recorded lecture of his experience. She said, This is the best Holocuast story I ever heard. Such a little boy going through all this.”

wowowow
March 19, 2017 4:31 pm

this rabbi makes me cry
and the picture of the shoes!!!!
my eyes are watering :(((()

The oiberlandisher bitochon
March 19, 2017 10:36 am

I always admired rabbi mangel and his writing and teaching. But now I know that he is a combination of Chabad chasidud with Oiberlandisher faith in Hashem.

Yasher Koach Rabbi Mangel
March 18, 2017 10:07 pm

Thank you Rabbi Mangel for telling your story, and having it recorded .
And thank you Laibel Mangel for doing this write up.
We need to hear more live speakers talk about their past. It is important. We must never forget.

laizer
Reply to  Yasher Koach Rabbi Mangel
January 5, 2020 1:01 pm

laizer mangel

Yourexperience at Auschwitz
March 18, 2017 10:00 pm

Thank you for sharing your website with us. I wished all the Governments around this globe would make it part of their school system to teach the Holocaust in a more detailed way. Most of the time the Holocaust is barely mentioned especially in Germany.

Kalman
March 18, 2017 8:23 pm

In1983 Rabbi Mangel told me the Jewish soul is eternal, rooted in the essence of G-D , atzmus vemehus ain-sof, All Jews will be come back to life again MAMMISH NOW WITH MOSHIACH!

Feigie Broner
March 17, 2017 10:13 am

My mother AH also survived Auschwitz. She too experienced miracles from G-d.

Ask
March 17, 2017 9:19 am

for a Brocho.
It is known that every Yid who has a number from there has a powerful koiach to give Brochos.
Moshiach Now!

Unreal
March 17, 2017 10:53 am

America is also at fault, they could have bombed the tracks and let Jews in 🙁

No words
March 17, 2017 10:35 am

They are people of a different caliber. Wow.

Md
March 17, 2017 9:03 am

Incredible clip!
A must watch
Thank you
Truly inspiring

these survivers inspires kal yisrael
March 17, 2017 8:57 am

this just goes to show you how great they are, the miracles of the war, no words to add, imm geula for all of us

Beautifully written
March 17, 2017 8:08 am

simply brought tears to my eyes

Bais Rivka Seminary
March 17, 2017 7:49 am

My most memorable lecture of Rabbi Mangel’s in Bais Rivka seminary is exactly this story Rabbi Mangel ends within this article. It is the strongest message to our generation for bitachon. What atrocities those in the camps lived through! I don’t think we, who grew up in America, can ever comprehend the horors of the Holocaust. Thank you so much for sharing.

Gottenyu, the grandeur of this man
March 17, 2017 7:42 am

True hero

Thank you.
March 17, 2017 7:29 am

No words.

Go Laizer!!!
March 17, 2017 7:28 am

Good job!

Yitzchock
March 17, 2017 7:07 am

I had a hard time reading this through the tears in my eyes.

Wow
March 17, 2017 6:33 am

A remarquable story

Incredible
March 17, 2017 3:37 am

Simply incredible.

Amazing
March 17, 2017 2:23 am

G-d bless you Rabbi Mangel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Horrific
March 17, 2017 2:06 am

I keep deleting every sentence because I, with all my formal education, can’t think of anything to say that possibly comes close to how I feel right now. This is without doubt the most powerful account I have ever read.

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