Photos: Tefillah for Eating Chometz on Pesach in Bergen-Belsen in 1944

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  1. WOW I’m so proud to be put of this Klal Yisroel and I always need to remember that my neshoma comes from the same place as these Kedoshim

  2. Absolutely wrenching. I can’t even imagine what was going through the minds of those who wrote this bakasha (and presumably then said it on Pesach). I hope that they survived the war and were zoche to make all the appropriate brachos on Pesach in following years.

  3. It’s amazing to see the dedication of these wonderful people to Hashem! Here they were clearly exempt from this Mitzvah, and the remorse that can be felt when reading that parchment is clearly felt! What a Kiddush Shem Shamayim!

  4. I am not sure I understand. How could these Jews be able to be keeping Pesach in a Nazi extermination camp? Can someone explain all this? Something doesn’t make sense.

  5. tomorrow jew
    learn a little history
    bergen belsen was not an extermination camp but a concentration camp
    it was hell on this earth via starvation etc but not an extermination camp

  6. Tomorrow; that’s exactly the point – they were unable to keep pesach, and composed this tefila as an apology to hashem for having to eat chometz(something entirely permitted, as it was pikuach nefesh).

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