Letter from Admor Rabbi Baruch Safrin of Komarno
Letter from Rabbi Baruch Safrin, the last Admor of the Komarno dynasty prior to World War II.
The final line and a half are handwritten and signed by the Admor himself in green ink. There he confirms receipt of a
pidyon nefesh and expresses his pain regarding the antisemitism suffered by his followers in Poland. "
And he mentioned you by the holy grave on the yhartzeit
of the holy Damezek Eliezer…"
Rabbi Baruch Safrin (1913 – 1943) was the son of Rabbi Shalom, son of Rabbi Yaakov Moshe, son of Rabbi Eliezer Tzvi – author of Ben Beisi and Damesek Eliezer, son of Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Yehuda Yechiel of Komarna. Rabbi Baruch was raised in the home of his grandfather, Rabbi Yisrael, the Yenuka of Stolin, and was appointed Admor in the year 1937 as per his father’s will, despite being the youngest son and only twenty-three years old at the time. With the onset of World War II, he did everything in his power to assist his fellow Jews, selling all of his father’s belongings in order to support them, and remaining with his followers throughout the difficult time. He was shot in the Sambor cemetery on the seventh of Sivan, 1943.
1 leaf | 22 x 14 cm | Fine condition