17 February 2001 Death of Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian Jewish believer in Yeshua #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

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Early life

Richard Wurmbrand, the youngest of four boys, was born on March 24, 1909 in Bucharest in a Jewish family. He lived with his family in Istanbul for a short while; his father died when he was 9, and the Wurmbrands returned to Romania when he was 15.

As an adolescent, he became attracted to communism, and, after attending a series of illegal meetings of the Communist Party of Romania (PCdR), he was sent to study Marxism in Moscow, but returned clandestinely the following year. Pursued by Siguranţa Statului (the secret police), he was arrested and held in Doftana prison. Wurmbrand subsequently renounced his political ideals.

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He married Sabina Oster on October 26, 1936. Wurmbrand and his wife became believers in Yeshua in 1938 through the witness of Christian Wolfkes, a Romanian Christian carpenter; they joined the Anglican…

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