Sunday, June 18, 2006
22 Sivan is the Yohrtzeit of my Paternal Zeide and Bubbe's town, Sajoszentpeter, a suburb of Miskolc.
On that day most of the town was gassed after a long trip to Auschwitz.
My Bubbe, who's parents died long before the war, would fast on that day, until her last year, ועד בכלל, for her sisters who were killed, hy"d.
My Bubbe and Zeide were reunited after the war, a very rare occurence, and were the Unterfirer for most couples who married after the war. My Zeide was taken to forced labor by the Hungarians years before the deportations and ended up as far as Vitebsk. I guess I do have some Russian connection after all....
My Bubbe was told of her husband's survival by an Hungarian Jewish soldier at the Tziyun of Reb LY Barditchever zy"a. at which time my Bubbe headed home.
Some of the more famous Rabbonim of Szentpeter were:
הגאון הרב יצחק גליק , מח"ס חינוך בית יצחק
הגאון הרב חיים סופר, מח"ס מחנה חיים