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Kaufman, Yerachmiel (“Romek”)

Kaufman, Yerachmiel (“Romek”)


Son of Haim and Leah. He was born on May 24, 1942, in the Bilikol region of the Soviet Union, where his parents, refugees of the Nazi sword, arrived after long wanderings, when they were uprooted from occupied Poland during World War II, after their stay in labor camps in Siberia and on their return to Poland , After their journey of suffering at the end of the war, they could find rest, but they continued their wanderings with thousands of Jewish refugees and survivors – towards a safe haven, and Yerachmiel and his parents descended on the ship Exodus, but upon their arrival on the shores of Palestine they were expelled by the British – first to France and then to Hamburg – by force, but their strong desire for the life of Dror brought the immigrants to the shores of the country – and at the end of 1947 arrived They also came to Yerachmiel’s parents, and they came with them to the farm of Dafna at the beginning of the War of Independence, when they came to the farm, but because of the war they could not come to complete rest After returning with the rest of the farm children from their temporary shelter in Haifa, Adapting both to the new environment and to the new language. However, this situation did not last long, and when he entered school he was found to be one of the first in his talents and perception. After graduating from elementary school he continued in high school and completed his studies there. Not only did he stand out in school, but also in his early adulthood, which was reflected in his intelligent gaze. Year after year Yerachmiel became active in the company – singing, sports, dancing and performances. Sometimes he would have found jokes, but at the same time he had a serious look at which he was able to convey the actions of adults. When he reached the higher grades he showed himself helping his friends with difficult issues they had had difficulty with – and also in all areas of his social activities. After graduating he began working in the farm; He worked the land because he called her – especially during his youth, when he traveled the country on trips to the length and breadth. He was open-hearted, and what he did not raise on his lips would reveal in his face. In November 1960 he was drafted into the Paratroopers Brigade, and almost a month and a half later, on the 21st of Tevet 5721 (21.12.1960), he died and was brought to eternal rest in the cemetery at Kibbutz Dafna. For the anniversary of the year, the agriculture published a booklet in his name and in his memory. In Uri Milstein’s book “Wars of the Paratroopers,” his memory was raised.

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