Families to Celebrate Seder in Warsaw Ghetto for First Time Since 1943

The Fellowship  |  April 22, 2019

Families to Celebrate Seder in Warsaw Ghetto for First Time Since 1943

The chief rabbi of Chabad Poland will host a meaningful Passover meal in Warsaw, once the location of the Jewish ghetto, after 76 years:

Among those flying in will be Yosef Nachum and Nakmi’a Ben-Shem (previously Feldschuh). Their daughter Sharon described how her aunt – child prodigy Josima Feldschuh, the celebrated young pianist of the Ghetto – died on 21 April 1943, just before her 14th birthday, while in hiding.

“Her very last meal took place the prior evening, the Seder night of 1943,” she said. “This year, we will be joining the Seder in Poland together with her family. We will be in her city, precisely on the day that she passed away.”

She added: “It is deeply meaningful to us to be celebrating Passover together as free Jews in a place where so many, including our own family, perished tragically.”

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