Naftali Nathan Berger, Rabbi Dr.

ברגר נפתלי

Berger Andor

Born in Szatmár in 1911

Died in the USA on 17.01.1964

Member of “Mizrahi”


Nathan studied in yeshivot with famous rabbis and at universities in Hungary and Germany. He was a doctor in philosophy. Nathan was an enthusiastic Zionist activist, a brilliant speaker and talented publicist. After the Germans invaded Hungary on 19.3.1944, he engaged in saving Jews. On one of his missions he was caught by the fascists and cruelly beaten. In 1949 he moved to the United States where he was a teacher and the head of a yeshiva. Nathan never recovered from the beatings he suffered during the war and that speeded up his death.