Menachem Mendel Taub

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Taub in 2008

Menachem Mendel Taub (Hebrew: מנחם מנדל טאוב‎‎; 1923 – 28 April 2019) was an Israeli Hasidic rebbe and Holocaust survivor. He brought the Kaliv dynasty with him to Israel. He founded Kiryas Kaliv in Rishon LeZion, before it was moved to Bnei Brak, a city near the Yarkon Park, and finally Jerusalem. He was known for his efforts in remembering Jewish victims of the Holocaust. He wrote the book, Shema Yisrael: Testimonies of devotion, courage, and self-sacrifice, 1939–1945, a collection of more than 500 first-person accounts of Holocaust survivors.[1]

Taub was born in Marghita is a city in Bihor County, Crișana region, Romania. During World War II, Taub was a prisoner at many concentration camps. While at Auschwitz, he was reportedly experimented on by Josef Mengele. Because of these experiments, Taub could not have children or grow facial hair. He was later taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. After the war, he moved to United States with his wife. The couple later moved to Israel in 1962.[2]

Taub died in Jerusalem on 28 April 2019, at the age of 96.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bresky, Ben (29 April 2019). "Holocaust survivor Kaliv Rebbe passes away at 96". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sugarman, Daniel (29 April 2019). "Holocaust survivor and educator Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, the Kaliver Rebbe, dies at 96". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 29 April 2019.