A few years ago I posted on a newsgroup my request for more information regarding the Dunera story. Rabbi Uri Weinberg from Jerusalem told me about it while I studied at the Mirrer Yeshiva.
Rabbi Uri escaped from Germany at the age of 16 and went to live in Liverpool. As a German citizen, he was deported to an Australian prisoners camp with the SS Dunera.
Rabbi Uri Weinberg has an extraordinary memory and remembers every detail from long ago as it was yesterday.
He is indeed a very special person for which I feel honored to have met him.
I do remember being told once that tapes are circulating on which he is telling his personal story and also one tape on which he is singing the Shabbos songs. Those songs are how he learned it as a young boy in Germany. As his mind is very sharp, I strongly believe that we can rely on the “Nusach” on the tape as being the correct one for “Yekkes”.
Not long ago someone from New York contacted me after having found my posted newsgroup message on the Internet. He did send me a copy of the tapes with the songs in mp3-format. I am very glad to have these files.
Now I am still waiting for the tape with his personal story.
I uploaded the tape with the songs to give everybody with an interest in the songs, the chance to listen to it, on my website (the links are beneath this article).
I hope that whoever has got more information on Rabbi Uri Weinberg, will share it with me (Please mail me or use the comment box).
I in return will share some information which I do have in my possession, but for obvious reasons, I cannot share everything on a public site.