In the files of Harav Ahron Yaakov Schwei, a”h, a long-time member of the Crown Heights Beis Din, were a group of portraits of chassidim in the DP camps in Pocking, Paris, and Montreal. Can you help identify them?
Sometimes in unexpected places you find treasure troves.
In the files of Harav Ahron Yaakov Schwei, a”h, was a group of photos from the 1940s and early 1950s. The portraits from chassidim in the DP camps in Pocking, Germany, Paris, France, and Montreal, Quebec, were seemingly given as mementos from their time together during a difficult era.
Most of them are just 3″ x 2″, while others were just 1″ x 1″, but they’re a testament to the love between the Chassidim.
Some of them were marked with the names, while most were not. If you know who any of them are, please let us know.
01) R. Yisroel Nevler and Shmuel Moshe (Der Alter).
02) Sholom Ber Lieberov.
03) R. Pinchus Korf.
7) R. Yaakov Schwei.
16) R. Baruch Shalom Schwei.
18) R. Zalman Serebryanski.
19) R. Moshe Yitzchok Gurkov.
20) R. Zalman Butman.
23) R. Peretz Feigenson.
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21 hirshel gansburg
kenira from when he was in Montreal after he got married, as he was never in poking or France etc (his family left Russia to EY in the tzadiks)
17 is yisrael shemtov
I believe 12 is either Zalman or Ephraim Shmukler, and 25 is Sholom Morozov, but I may be wrong.
6 also looks like yisrael shemtov maybe its from a lather time then 17
4 & 25 are both Zalmen Marasow at different ages
6 yisroel shemtov
12 Raices ?
17 Berel Shemtov
21 Hirshel Ganzburg
25 Moshe Marozov
25 אינו אבי אלא זלמן בן דוד לייב
23 is r. peretz feigenson
I Believe the Yid Reb Moshe who is standing with R’ Yisroel Nevler (R’ Moshe), was the Rashag’s shvoger (b’zivug sheini he married Rashag’s sister). [the more known shvoger of rashag is r’ haim yosef rosenblum of tel aviv]
#11 IS Koppel BACHER
4) Zalmen Marasow
5) Yaakov Yeshie Laufer
6) Yisroel Shemtov
8) Berl Dubravski
9) Heishke Dubrowsky
10) Yaacov Boruch Gansburg
11) Kopel Bacher
12) Efraim Schmukler
13) Ahron Yaacov Schwei
17) Ahron Yaacov Schwei
19) Shmuel Dovid Gurkov
20 ) Zalman Butman
21) Velvel Intrater
22) Chaim Yisroel Sperlin
24) Boruch Sholom Schwei
25) Zalmen Marasow
Sorry if I am repeating
11) Bochur who learned in Montreal and close w Rabbbi Schvei
From South Africa Koppel Bachel
3) Pinye Korf
15) Meishke Nemanov
Number 15 is my shver, Moshe Nemanow A”H. If you want the entire family picture, I could email it to you.
7 & 13 look like rabbu shchwey himself