In 1940, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn arrived in Gothenburg, Sweden for what would be the last stop on his harrowing rescue from war-torn Europe.
Several years later, in 1948, he recalled the small Jewish community in Gothenburg in a letter addressed to a rabbi living in Sweden.
You must build a mikvah in this city, he wrote from his office in his new headquarters in New York. With Europe still reeling from the Holocaust, that would be easier said than done.
Fast forward to 1987, when his successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn requested of Rabbi Avraham Glick, a businessman living in London to travel to Gothenburg and see to it that a mikvah is built.
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