Was born in 1914 in Leipzig, Germany, to an assimilated family far from Jewish tradition and Zionism. In his youth he was a member of the Communist Youth Movement and his friends were mostly Christians. When he was 19 years old, he met members of a training kibbutz, joined them and in 1935 immigrated to Eretz Israel. He settled in Kibbutz Ramat Hakovesh, became very attached to the kibbutz and worked diligently. He learned Hebrew very diligently and quickly became involved in everything that was happening in the kibbutz society. In 1936 he was injured in the leg but suffered his suffering in silence. Because he was limited in his ability to work, he was was a guard on horseback and he remained there until his dying day, with great responsibility for guarding the fields and securing the movement of people leaving for work. On the 18th of Tammuz, 17.71938, on his way out to accompany the workers in the vineyard, he went to the water pool to check if there were lurking intruders. Shots from ambush hit him and he fell into the rows of vines. He was laid to rest at the Ramat Hakovesh cemetery.