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Today, 76 years ago, in the year 1944, the Zaddik, Rabbi Shulem Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfert [Újfehértó, Hungary], was murdered by the German devils, in the infamous gas chambers in Auschwitz.

He was one of the younger children of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz [Nowy Sącz, Poland] and his Rebbitzin, Rechil Devorah. She was the daughter of Rabbi Hershele Tarner from Tarnów, Poland, a son of R’ Mordechai David Ungar of Dombrowa [Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland], and son-in-law of Rabbi Shamshon Cukier of Zwoleń, Poland.