23 January 2020 - 26 Tevet 5780 - כ"ו טבת ה' אלפים תש"פ
Last Chabad Yeshiva student to survive the Holocaust dies, aged 100 E-mail

Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Landa, the last Chabad Yeshiva student to survive the Holocaust, has died in the US. Landa died in his sleep on 15 February at the age of 100.

Landa escaped from Poland after being granted a visa in 1940 by Japanese consul Chiune Sugihara, and spent the remainder of WWII first in Kobe, and then in Shanghai. He was the last of the group of Polish Chabad Yeshiva students to escape the Nazis.

Landa had written to Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher rebbe, for advice on how to get out of Vilnius, Poland, where he was in the Chabad Yeshiva, and received a reply that assured him that God would grant him “... long, good and illuminating days and years, within the tent of Torah.”

Landa’s parents and all but one of his siblings were killed in the Holocaust. He received a visa to the US and arrived in New York in 1946. He was a teacher for decades before taking a job at the US Postal Service. After retiring he taught in synagogues and Yeshivas in Borough Park in Brooklyn. He is survived by his four children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Please login or register to see the full article

Warning: Parameter 1 to modMainMenuHelper::buildXML() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/joomla789/domains/jewishtimesasia.org/public_html/libraries/joomla/cache/handler/callback.php on line 99
Jewish Times Asia is published by Jewish Times Asia Ltd. © Copyright 2020.
Material in the newspaper or on this site may not be used or reproduced in any form or in any way without permission from the editor.
While every effort has been made to ensure the content is true and accurate, the publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the printed text.