Nazi's Daughter Visits Grave of Father's Victims

Documents reveal circumstances surrounding murder of Rebbe's brother

Nazi's Daughter Visits Grave of Father's Victims

Rabbi Shmuel and Chana Kaminezki with Mrs. Lilo Bhatia

by Staff Writer - Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

November 15, 2016

Dnepropetrovsk’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki and his wife Chana received a delegation Monday, November 14, from Germany that came to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust killed at the Igren Hospital during WWII. 

The recent discovery of archived documents and personal testimonies about the wholesale murder of patients at the hospital restores a picture of horror. This is where, 76 years ago, Dov Ber Schneerson, the brother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, was murdered at age 35.

Mrs. Lilo Bhatia, the daughter of Wilhelm Ober, the German officer responsible for the murder of the Rebbe’s brother and the bloodshed at the hospital, came to ask forgiveness for her father. She visited the mass grave and the Dov Ber Schneerson memorial on the premises of the hospital and met with the leadership of the Jewish community. 

Rabbi Kaminezki spoke to the delegation about the Rebbe and his lifelong work to revive Jewish life after the Holocaust.

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