This is also a good opportunity to encourage people to read the article describing Rabbi Yissachar Teichtal’s approach to the suffering of the Holocaust.
Q: The Holocaust was anticipated! See for example, Chapter 77 of the biography of the Chafetz Chaim by Moses M. Yoshor published in English by Mesora Publications. But I have not yet seen a convincing source to explain, why it happened. What sin did the Jewish people do, to have this befall them?
A: Some rabbis have indeed, pointed to increasing Jewish laxity, before the war, in a whole series of commandments, but I prefer Rabbi Yissachar Teichtal’s approach. Rabbi Teichtal provides a direct connection between the type of suffering suffered by Jews in the Holocaust and the correction it was intended to effect. A correction needed by even observant Jews. Rabbi Teichtal’s explanation also happens to be backed by Biblical code.
One final comment by Shlomo Moshe Scheinman. Can I say for certain that the VIN story is the correct version of events? No! I can only say that the report sounds true. However, I do not have the ability to do the research to give 100 percent verification