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One family: in memory of Esther Greitzer

* Translation by Yehoshua Siskin

“Shalom Sivan, my name is Sahar Sarusi. On the night of Holocaust Remembrance Day, 94-year-old Esther Greitzer, a Holocaust survivor, passed away. Esther was married but did not have children due to the experiments performed on her by the evil monster Dr. Mengele.

On the morning of her funeral there was a concern that not even a minyan would show up, but hundreds of people ultimately arrived yesterday afternoon to the cemetery in Haifa to pay their last respects.

There was no immediate relative to say Kaddish for her, but in a certain sense the entire nation of Israel said Kaddish for her together with all the holy souls who perished in the Holocaust.

It was inspiring to see so many people, both young and old, that were not relatives, but members of her family — the family of the nation of Israel. This was an especially powerful ‘Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.’

There is no one to sit Shiva for her, but a request was made to study Torah in the memory of Esther bat Yaakov. It is important to me that those who were not at the funeral should hear about this unparalleled event. Am Yisrael Chai.”

Below is a video from the funeral:


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