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Livni (Weiss) Jacob (“Jackie”, “Jacques”)

Livni (Weiss) Jacob (“Jackie”, “Jacques”)


Son of Nissim and Atelka. He was born on April 18, 1936 in Constanza, Romania. Yaakov graduated from the first seven departments in Romania and when he arrived in Israel with his father in 1949, he entered son of-Shemen and studied there for about a year and a half. The mother immigrated to Israel later in 1950, after which he studied for three years at an evening vocational school near the Hebrew Technion in Haifa. He was a member of the Hanoar Haoved movement and was later accepted to work at Dynamo Motor. He would like to learn foreign languages ​​and would have been fluent in Romanian, Spanish, French, English, Italian and Hebrew. In May 1954, he was drafted into the IDF and served in the Navy as a steamer mechanic, and about five months before his release he reached the rank of sergeant and was later discharged from the IDF. After his release, he passed the examinations and was accepted as a mechanic in the Merchant Navy. In the last year of his life, he was educated by the navy at the naval officers’ school in Acre, but his death found him about a month and a half before completing the course. He was in reserve duty during the Six-Day War. On the eve of the war, he was attached to the armored infantry company as a sergeant, and with the commander of his platoon, he felt the rescue of the wounded from a tank company stationed at the Qabatiya junction near Jenin, where he assisted in their rescue and Haifa. On the second day of the fighting, he was brought to the military cemetery in Afula and was later transferred to the military cemetery in Haifa.

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