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Abramovitch, Aryeh-Eliahu

Abramovitch, Aryeh-Eliahu


Son of Tzila and Jacob, was born on November 6, 1920 in the town of Visoki-Bor in Lithuania, but grew up and was educated in Kovno. His father, a veteran Zionist lawyer, brought him into the Hebrew Gymnasium and the boy was very interested in language and literature. He began his high studies at the university in Kovno, but could not continue because of his hatred of Israel and moved to France. He studied electricity at the University Polytechnic at Grenoble and excelled not only in his studies but also in sports (he won the ping pong championship of the Grenoble region). When World War II broke out and France surrendered, Aryeh-Eliahu was brought to a detention camp, managed to escape, and with the help of the wife of the statesman Andre Philip, he stole the Swiss border. For a while, Aryeh-Eliyahu continued his studies in Lausanne, but devoted most of his energy to the Gordonia movement and preparing his immigration to Eretz Israel. He refused to invite relatives to move to America, and immigrated to Israel at the first opportunity, in the spring of 1945. He spent a year with his girlfriend, also from the Swiss nucleus, in the Massada group in the Jordan Valley, from where they moved to private fulfillment without abandoning the village life and purpose. They first sat in the tower and worked for the farmers of the moshavah in difficult conditions, and eventually moved to the village of Azar, where he joined the Jewish settlement police, where he specialized in radio, but his first “baptism of fire” He was sentenced to prison in Acre, and his parents – who were released from Dachau, where they were exiled from Lithuania – were deported to Paris and wanted to come to visit them, but he refused until he had the moral right to be relieved of his duties. Eliahu served in the Golani Brigade and served in the communications unit as a radio operator, and he also served as instructor in this field Bar the path from Galilee to the Negev battles. In the second phase of Operation “Horev” unit was assigned to capture the signs of Rafah and in it fell on Monday Tevet Ts”t (03/01/1949). He was buried at the borders. He left behind a wife, Yehudit. On the 16th of Av 5749 (August 11, 1949) he was transferred to the eternal rest of the military cemetery at Nahalat Yitzhak.

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