Mount Kisco Yeshiva Founder To Receive State Medal Of Honor | Mt Kisco Realtor


Before Rabbi Michael Weissmandl founded the Nitra Yeshiva in Mount Kisco in 1948, he was a hero to hundreds of Slovakian and Hungarian Jews he helped escape, or delay deportation during World War II.

The New York State Legislature plans to present a posthumous state Medal of Honor to Weissmandl for his rescue efforts, which involved paying a ransom to those in charge of deportation, organizing underground bunkers and shelters and writing the “Auschwitz Protocols,” which alerted the international community to the genocide taking place under the Nazi regime

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