Josef Hirsz 'Hershel' Rozenberg
Rozenberg, Josef Hirsz "Hershel" age 91, of Poway, CA, formerly St. Louis Park, MN, passed away peacefully on September 5. He was born on October 27, 1925 in Lodz, Poland to Jonah and Miriam Rachel Rozenberg. Hershel was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife, Rose. Survived by children, David (Barbara) Rozenberg, Mary (Steve) Feldman, and Allan (Tammy) Rozenberg; 9 grandchildren, Rebecca (Lauren Silverstein) Feldman, Sam (Shiri) Rozenberg, Jacob Feldman, Ben (Jennifer Scotti) Rozenberg, Josh (Susan) Feldman, Brianna Bottle, Ariel, Noah, and Nathan Rozenberg; and 5 great-grandchildren, Rachel, Penelope, Brandon, Nicholas and Ezekiel. Hershel was a Holocaust survivor who met his beloved Rose after the war in Sweden, where they married and began their family. The family moved to Minneapolis in 1958, where they hosted many gatherings with family and friends. After retirement Hershel focused on his life's mission: to share his story of the horrors of the Holocaust with anyone who would listen, speaking to schools, synagogues, churches and youth groups, educating the next generations about the atrocities that are possible if hate is allowed space to fester and grow. Hershel traveled back to Poland and Germany with family to share his history, and was featured in a Swedish documentary "Harbour of Hope," attending the world premiere in Malmö, Sweden with his children and a couple grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY, September 10th at B'NAI EMET CEMETERY 72nd and Penn Ave. S., Richfield. Memorials preferred to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (give.ushmm.org/…). SHIVA at 9401 W Franklin Ave, St Louis Park, Sunday through Tuesday at 7:00pm. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com
Published on September 8, 2017
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