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Personal Accounts by the Sixth Rebbe and Others

Personal Accounts by the Sixth Rebbe and Others

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Nachmanson turned to me, his face red with rage: “Forget that you are Schneersohn, the distinguished bogamolnik. You are now a simple person who is being punished for your flagrant acts against the proletariat. Now you will pay for everything . . .”
The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Account of His Incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927
In this unparalleled historic first-person description the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe graphically documents the cold truth behind the cynical Stalinist facade of religious tolerance — midnight arrest, intimidation and interrogation, incarceration without trial, the humiliation of prison routine, the torture of dissidents, and so on.
In the face of Tsarist anti-semitism, communism, and the Holocaust, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak resolutely perpetuated traditional Jewish life and the potent spirit of Chassidism.