Are Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein (the Hatam Sofer Talmid) and Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein (the Krasner Rav) related ? Is there any "ideological" link between the two ?
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Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein Zatzal who was the Krasner Rav, was the son of Rabbi Baruch Bendit Lichtenstein Zatzal who was the son of Rabbi Yaakov Kopil Lichtenstein Zatzal. Rabbi Yaakov Kopil's brother was Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein Zatzal who was the student of the Chasam Sofer thus that was his great Uncle.
Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein had no children but adopted his second wife's orphaned children. His adopted daughter's husband assumed the position of the current Krasner Rabbi.