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Berger, Leonid-Arik

Berger, Leonid-Arik


Ben Ilanit and Yigal. He was born in Lithuania in the Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1990. He attended elementary school and high school in his hometown of Shaulai in Lithuania. As a young man, he learned the values ​​of Judaism from his grandmother’s mother. When he was fifteen, he visited Israel with the first youth delegation from Lithuania. He worked and spent two weeks on the kibbutz and stayed with an Israeli family for another two weeks. After immigrating to Israel and after studying Hebrew in the Ulpan, he lived with his family in Eilat and in the year that he remained until his enlistment in the IDF he worked in Shikam, where he was drafted into the IDF in June 1992. As a new immigrant he completed his studies in the Hebrew ulpan. On August 30, 1992, before he could taste the taste of his military service, he fell during his service and was brought to eternal rest in the military section of the cemetery in Eilat, leaving behind his parents and brother Tal in his eulogy: This is how young you are, so little in the army, and yet your friends managed to respect you, appreciate your qualities as a friend and lead the group. You smiled, joked, you helped your friends and proved you could be trusted when you needed to. “

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