Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Kidnapper

             ר' יצחק עמרם אליהו דונאט זצ"ל
        נפטר יום ב' דר"ה מיד אחרי התקיעות

In 1949 my uncle- Reb Yitzchok Donath Zt"l obtained false identity papers for himself and  both of my parents a"h.

This enabled them to escape from Communist Czechoslovakia and flee to Vienna Austria

They obtained the id of the Feigelstock family who had left Austria before the war.

R Yitzchok Donath lived in Vienna Austria as Yitzchok Feigelstock.

He was a Madrich in Agudas Yisroel. He was also very active in getting back the children who were hidden by the Goyim during the war.

There were many times when the Goyim were unwilling to voluntarily return the children to the Yidden. The had different methods to get the children out of the Goyishe homes.

One day the police showed with an arrest warrant for Yitzchok Feigelstock.

 My uncle was charged with kidnapping- a very serious crime. He was locked up in prison. He managed to convince the authorities that they have the wrong man because his name is not Feigelstock but Donath. With Nissim he was released.

The Yitzchok Feigelstock they were after was none other than the Long Beach Rosh Yeshiva Shlita who was at that time thousands of miles away across the ocean learning in Lakewood under Reb Ahron Kotler Zt"l 

The Rosh Yeshiva Reb Yitzchok Feigelstock Shlita, is probably
עד היום not aware of this story.

*R. Yitzchok Donath zt"l (my uncle) was Moser Nefesh and risked his life together with the Veitzener Rav zt"l to blow Shofar for 1,400 children who were destined to the crematoria the following. day in Auschwitz. He enabled them to the last Mitzvah in this world with Tekias Shofar. My uncle too was Niftar with his last Mitzvah of Tekias Shofar.

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