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Ganz, Mordechai David

Ganz, Mordechai David


Mordechai, the son of Yeta and son of-Zion, was born in March 1928 in Rumania, in the Warsaw suburb of Maramorch, northern Transylvania, and was estimated to have studied in the cheder and elementary school until the Holocaust, Most of them were ultra-Orthodox, many of whom were Hasidim, among them well-known rabbis, scholars, writers, artisans, and hardworking people, who had been part of Romania since World War I. In 1940, (Only after the end of the war the area returned to Romanian sovereignty.) The anti-Jewish laws enacted in Hungary, Jewish men of military age were charged with “labor service” in special units of the Hungarian army, many of whom perished on the eastern front.after the occupation of Hungary by the Germans in March 1944 The Jews of the towns and villages were concentrated in the synagogues, valuables were taken from them, they were forced to wear the yellow star, and a few days later they were transferred to ghettos in the big cities. The deportation of the Jews of the county began in May 1944 and was carried out in stages. Few of the 150,000 Jews in the area were sent to forced labor, most were sent to extermination camps. As far as is known, Mordechai’s family was sent to Auschwitz. Of all he survived the war. After the war he wandered to Italy. He arrived in Israel in June 1947 with the Youth Aliyah and was educated in the religious youth village near Kfar Hasidim. During the War of Independence, Mordechai was recruited to the Alexandroni Brigade, the 3rd Brigade in the Hagana, and he fulfilled all his duties in all his battalion’s operations, Battalion 33. The battalion, which was organized by Haganah soldiers from the Dan Region and the Sharon region, Some of the important operations that took place in the center of the country (including Operation Hametz, the conquest of Arab Kfar Saba, the battle for Kakun, Operation Policeman, etc.) and the suppression of the Jordanian and Iraqi invasion armies. In repelling the Egyptian invasion army. In December 1948, the battalion participated in a “liquidation” operation aimed at completely eliminating the Egyptian army and forcing the Egyptians to negotiate an armistice. Towards the end of 1948, the Egyptians were encircled in the “Faluja pocket” in the south, the eastern part of which was the village of Iraq al-Manshiya, a large Arab village near Tel ‘Atiq (today Tel Arani near Kiryat Gat). The fear that the Egyptian and Jordanian forces in the Hebron hills would try to join the besieged “pocket” and the severe political implications of the establishment of the enemy army in the Lev of the northern Negev led to the destruction of the Egyptian army. During the operation, Alexandroni forces broke into the village from the south and took over part of it, but their assault on the hill north of the village was repulsed. Meanwhile, the Egyptians recovered, launched a counterattack against Gaza and forced our forces to retreat. Some of the force was captured in the village, and about 90 of the Alexandroni fighters were killed. Mordechai was killed in this battle on the 28th of Kislev 5709 (December 28, 1948). Twenty-one years old. The victims of the battle were first buried at the foot of the mound. Only after the evacuation of the “Falluja Pocket” following the armistice agreement with Egypt in 1949 did their bodies be transferred to the Nahalat Yitzhak cemetery, where they were buried in a mass grave on December 8, 1949. This hero is a “last scion”. The last survivor of the Holocaust is Holocaust survivors who have survived the last vestige of their nuclear family (parents, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters) who have personally experienced the Holocaust in the ghettos and / or concentration and extermination camps and / or on the run andDisobedience to the territories occupied by the Nazis and / or fighting alongside members of the underground movements or partisans in the Nazi-occupied territories who immigrated to Israel during or after World War II, wore uniforms and fell in the Israeli army.

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