Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Emerich Grinbaum - October 3, 2000 & January 8, 2001

Munkacser Rebbe

And what happened to the Rebbe?

Which one?

The Munkacser Rebbe.

Well, the Munkacs Rebbe, he died. Shapira died in the thirties. And the other rebbes I don't know.

But didn't he have a successor?

He was another successor, his, his son-in-law.


But I don't know what happened. I don't know.

I think he went to Israel.

I don't know. Something. I, I really don't know the story. I don't know the story.

I mean, it's ironic that he went to Israel.

Yeah, I don't know the story. Uh, I know the Belze Rabbi, Rabbi was salvaged through the Hungarian underground. You remember, you read it and they salvaged with the Kasztner group.

Kasztner's group.

You know, that's a different story.

You know what happened to Kasztner.

They killed--oh I have an excellent book you know, probably you read--if you want I can give you--about Kasztner. That was--he--that was a, like a fiction, but about Kas...you know, the whole, whole id...idea. In English. Uh, if you want, I can find for you and I can give.

What's the title of the book?

The title of the book, He Thought That He's a God. Interesting book, about Kasztner. A different name, but that's the one. He wanted to write. I'll find for you and I, I bring, I bring to...

Bring it, okay.

Amazing, amazing. Am...very interesting book. I, I had this book uh, uh. You know, I found this book--you want...

Sure let's put it...

...in, in the library when they liquidated the library in the uh, in, in, in the Hebrew, Hebrew...

In United Hebrew School.

Midrash--United Hebrew Midrash College. They, they uh, there was a lot of books, so and I found interesting books. All books, you know. And I've read...

Yeah, me too.

And that was a very interesting book. So I, I'm going to bring you.

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