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Rabbi Herschel Schacter Is Dead at
95; Cried to the Jews of Buchenwald:
‘You Are Free’

New York Times, by Margalit Fox

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 3/29/2013 12:21:22 PM

The smoke was still rising as Rabbi Herschel Schacter rode through the gates of Buchenwald. It was April 11, 1945, and Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army had liberated the concentration camp scarcely an hour before. Rabbi Schacter, who was attached to the Third Army’s VIII Corps, was the first Jewish chaplain to enter in its wake. That morning, after learning that Patton’s forward tanks had arrived at the camp, Rabbi Schacter, who died in the Riverdale section of the Bronx on Thursday at 95 after a career as one of the most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 3/29/2013 12:34:02 PM     (No. 9249940)

FTA: “They were asking me, over and over, ‘Does the world know what happened to us?’ ”
That´s a good question today. Does the world know what is happening to them today? Do they care?
RIP Rabbi Schacter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 3/29/2013 1:15:27 PM     (No. 9250002)

Rabbi, may you rest in the arms of our Creator forever and ever. Amen.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 3/29/2013 2:07:53 PM     (No. 9250066)

Sadly, the left in America and the muslims the world over would like to finish the work started by Hitler.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 3/29/2013 2:28:03 PM     (No. 9250092)

He is the one who should have received the Nobel peace prize awarded to the undeserving Obama. But then, as the Nobel committee had also awarded that prize to Yaaser Arafat, Rabbi Schacter would have been justified in declining it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lana720, 3/29/2013 2:29:51 PM     (No. 9250094)

The passing of an icon.
However, the war still continues against Judaism in the highest halls of power in the world.
Rest in Peace, Rabbi.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/30/2013 12:09:52 AM     (No. 9250814)

Peace be with you rabbi, you are free to go with G-d.

Notice there are no big boned people in the Buchenwald photo ?

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