Jacob Jungreis

Jewish Holocaust Survivor

Rabbi Jungreis remembers the ritual circumcision, Brit Milah, performed on a baby eight days after his birth in front of the Holy Ark at the synagogue in the Szeged ghetto. Jacob relates that rather than a joyous occasion, it became a sad one in which the quorum of ten Jewish men—a Minyan—cried bitterly and pronounced that “now his fate is sealed.” The baby, however, survived the war and later became a Hasidic Rabbi in Williamsburg, New York.

Gender: Male
DOB: Feb 4, 1933
City of Birth: Derecske (Bihar, Hungary)
Country of Birth: Hungary
Ghettos: Szeged (Hungary)
Concentration Camps: Bergen-Belsen (Germany), Kasztner Transport


Language: English