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First Hand Account: Kostroma, 1927

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First Hand Account: Kostroma, 1927

In 1927, the communist authorities sentenced Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch to exile in Kostroma, a small city over 400 miles away from his headquarters in Leningrad. During his time there, he stayed with the family of the local Shochet, Reb Yerachmiel Kugel.
Tammuz 12-13, Lubavitcher Rebbe, Jewish History, R. Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch
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.