My grandfather Yaakov Malek, a successful tailor, escaped from a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Hidden in the forest he found a large golden cross, an amount of gold that could have been his ticket out of Nazi Germany. Instead my Zaidy risked his life and snuck back into the labor camp where innocent humans were dying of starvation. Yaakov hid the gold, and rationed off small pieces of this gold to the Nazi guards in exchange for food. My grandfather fed 350 people through out the war, saving their lives.
When I asked my Zaidy which Chassidic Dynasty we descend from he answered, “All of them, we don’t need Hitler to teach us we are all Jews..”
Yaakov lived till 101 years old thank God, learned Torah and walked to Synagogue till his last day. He was buried erev Lag Ba’omer, on Har Menuchot (mount of rest), Jerusalem, Israel. When I asked my Zaidy which Chassidic Dynasty we descend from he answered, “All of them, we don’t need Hitler to teach us we are all Jews..”. In full empathy with our maker Hashem and my Zaidy, I cite, Baruch Dayan Ha’emet, Bless the Holy Judge, for my Zaidy’s & Bubby’s countless family members including parents, spouses, children and siblings who were gave up their lives because they were Jews and never denied it. Please eulogize the 6,000,000 with Torah & Song, so their souls will have an Aliyah, wile in the Garden of Eden, warming their God given throne, where they bask in Hashem’s infinite light, prior to the resurrection of the forever Living, Amen.
Yitzchok Meir ben Avraham Dov ben Yaakov ben Dov
Jewish Unity Project