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JEM: Inside the Schneerson Home — Dnipro, Ukraine, early 1920s

Yona Kesse (1907-1985) a Yekaterinoslav (today, Dnipro) native, was a lonely, hungry, teenager who had been orphaned of both parents in the Russian Famine of 1921. His four older brothers all perished in the Russian army. He later became a Member of Knesset. Carmella, his second wife, told the JEM team the story of how his special relationship with the Rebbe and the Schneerson family began.