IN HIS OWN WORDS
My father and mother came to
Palestine from Poland in 1925 as a young couple. I was born in Palestine in the town of
Petah Tikvah on August 13, 1926.
In the mid-thirties I was at
school, turning Bar Mitzvah days before World War II broke out. I joined the Haganah at
thirteen [years of age] and volunteered into the Palestine Regiment of the British Army on
July 7, 1943.
I served with the E Company,
3rd Jewish Battalion, Palestine Regiment, as rifleman. When the Jewish Brigade was formed
(in the end of September, 1944) I trained as a stretcher-bearer (medic) and was posted to
H.Q. Company, 3rd Infantry Battalion, and during our stay at the battlefield was attached
to the B Company. I was a private soldier.
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