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The Rebbetzin zealously guarded her privacy and precious little is known about her. Here, some of the people who knew her best share their memories.

Vignettes of Royalty

Vignettes of Royalty

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Brooklyn, New York.
Mrs. Hadassa Carlebach is a relative of the Rebbetzin. Here she recalls some memories of her visits to the Rebbetzin.
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Mrs. Leah Kahan
Brooklyn, New York
Mrs. Leah Kahan is a relative of the Rebbetzin. Here she recalls some memories of her visits to the Rebbetzin.
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Rabbi Shmuel Lew
London, England
Rabbi Shmuel Lew’s father-in-law, Zalmon Jaffe, would visit the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s home in Brooklyn, New York. As a result, Rabbi Lew had the privilege of visiting the home as well.
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Dr. Ira Weiss
The Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s Cardiologist
On Shemini Atzeres 1977, after the Rebbe suffered a massive heart attack, Dr. Ira Weiss flew in from Chicago to join the medical team treating the Rebbe. Subsequently, he became the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s cardiologist.
Mrs. Danièle Gorlin Lassner’s parents and grandparents knew the Rebbe and Rebbetzin from Europe. On this occasion, she accompanied her parents to visit the Rebbetzin.
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Mrs. Fruma Junik
Mrs. Fruma Junik’s husband, Rabbi Berel Junik, was a member of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s household in New York. In 1953, the Rebbetzin traveled to Europe.
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Mrs. Louise Hager
Mrs. Louise Hager was fourteen years-old when she first met the Rebbe's wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka. Over the years, she developed a close relationship with the Rebbetzin.
Transcript of a talk delivered at the International Conference of Women Emissaries
Conference of Chabad Women Emissaries 5773
Louise Hager shares personal memories of her unique relationship with Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of her passing.
Near the park, we were forced to detour via a parallel street. At the next traffic light, the Rebbetzin said to me: “I heard a woman screaming. Can you go back and see what that was about?”
Celebrating the life of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory
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