Neuhaus, Yitzhak (Fritz)

Neuhaus, Yitzhak (Fritz)

Yitzhak (Fritz), son of Yanana and Eliezer Neuhaus, was born on June 10, 1925 in the city of Heckenberg, Germany, and completed elementary school there. After the family immigrated to Israel in early 1939, he completed his studies at Netzach Yisrael in Petach Tikvah. For a while he worked in his father’s wine shop, and at the age of 18 he moved to diamond polishing and worked in this profession until his enlistment.
In January 1948, Yitzhak enlisted and served in the Givati ​​Brigade. He was sent to Gedera and was involved in transporting staff officers, but voluntarily moved to combat service. He told his parents, “I swore allegiance to the IDF, and if necessary, I have to sacrifice my life for Israel.” Yitzhak volunteered for the Shimshon Foxes jeep troop. After the failure of their attack on Negba, the Egyptians, on July 13, 1948, attacked the outpost. Yitzhak fell in an open jeep and was laid to rest in the cemetery in Be’er Tuvia. One of the cannons taken from enemy hands was named after him.

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