I am trying to find out about a rabbi, his name was Rabbi Yosef (Joseph) Hirsh. He was a rabbi in Brooklyn (Boro Park I think) and was originally from Krakow. He died around 1950/60s. That’s all I know.
Does anyone know anything else?
Thanks so much
Google tells me that he was in the Plashow work camp during World
War II, where he worked in the camp’s library along with other rabbanim
(from To Vanquish the Dragon, by Pearl Benisch – a book I’d recommend,
by the way), and that someone by that name published a sefer on
the Haggadah called Eretz Tzvi in New York in 1965. A genealogy
site has a listing for someone with his name (but with no date
of birth or death listed there, it can’t be confirmed) listed as
having been married to Reisel, daughter of Simcha Frankel, and
someone whose maiden name was Kartegener (first name unlisted).
Just came across this post, Rabbi Hirsch was a great uncle of mine. What information are you seeking. The family is is in the midst of putting together a book on Rabbi Hirsch’s history and any information is appreciated.
Yes Rabbi Hirsch was a relative and we are now in the process of documenting his life, he is buried in the Bobover cemetery in NJ. What information are you seeking? If you have any additional information that can be helpful to us in writing this book please reach out, thank you.