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Lichtenstein, Ephraim

Lichtenstein, Ephraim


Son of Chava and Chaim, was born on November 19, 1929 in Petah Tikva. When he was six, his father died. She remained with two young children and an old father and the family lived a life of poverty. Only after much effort did she succeed in getting the children into school. Efraim attended the Geula Elementary School in Tel Aviv and was later sent to his uncle in Ein Harod, where he studied in the fifth grade of the joint school, but a year later his mother left the kibbutz with a hard Lev because she could not support the house herself. When Ephraim was 14 years old, he began working with a diamond polishing machine. He excelled in his work and all his wages were given to the house and his livelihood was respected. Was a good-hearted boy, cheerful and popular in society. In April 1948 he joined the army, despite the fierce opposition of his relatives, because he was the family’s only breadwinner. He served in the Golani Brigade and was sent to the Galilee. Only once did he come home on holiday. Ephraim fell in the Sejera outpost during the cessation of the Kaukji attack on the site on the 9th of Tammuz 5708 (9.7.1948) and was buried in Kfar Tavor, his grandfather died of grief over the fall of his grandson on the 22nd of Tammuz, 1950) was put to rest in the Nahalat Yitzhak Military Cemetery.

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