Rabbi Lau is an international name, dignitary, orator, Holocaust survivor and inspiration.
Born in Poland in 1937, young Lau was victim to the brutalities of the Nazis during WWII. In 1945 he was freed from the Buchenwald concentration camp with his only surviving family member, older brother Naftali.
Since his ordainment in 1961, Rabbi Lau has served many prominent posts. He served as the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003, is highly respected among both the haredi and secular Jewish populations in Israel and is currently both the head of Yad Vashem and chief rabbi of Tel Aviv.
Reprinted with permission from Leadel.NET