Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rare Pictures from Marienbad

The Belzer Rebbe Aharon Rokeach , 1877 - 1957, in Marienbad.

Rabbi Me'ir Alter (Chassidut Gur) in Marienbad. He was the oldest son of the "Imrei Emet" (Rebbe Avraham Mordechai Alter) and later on was killed in Treblinka.

The Munkatcher Rebbe Chaim Elazar Spira, 1871 - 1937, in Marienbad.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp1OeIf0D0w

    Great film of Munkatch, 1933, with a clip of the Rebbe talking about America, and his daughter's chasunah.

  2. B"H

    Concerning the picture of the Belzer Rebbe, I received the following information:

    The picture is a very famous one. The one to the left with almost no
    beard is a son-in-law R' Yochanan Twersky HYD. The spitz beard holding
    the ruv zl is the owner of the hotel in marienbad. the other side is
    the main gabbai Aron Shia Landau. The rest are assorted gaboyim &
    hangers on.The picture is not at the Knessia as the Belzer ruv zl never
    went to a Knessia

  3. What does HYD stand for? As a ba'al teshuva some of these abbreviations still escape me.

    Did the Belzer

  4. HYD is the abbreviation for Hashem Yinkom Domo May Hashem Avenge his blood

  5. The owner of the hotel was called Mr David Leitner!
    His family mostly live in Manchester England now!

    Yossi Leitner

  6. The Rov conversing with the Munkatcher Rov is the Lubliner Rov, R' Meir Schapiro, Rosh Yeshiva of Chachmei Lublin