Vaknin, Benjamin (“Benny”),
Son of Robert and Janet. Born on 10 July 1955 in Casablanca, Morocco, when he was four months old, his family immigrated to Israel and settled in Ashkelon, where he studied at the Arlozorov Elementary School and later in a vocational high school specializing in retraining. Benjamin, who was called by all my children, was a pleasant, cheerful and joyful boy, who had a lot of fun in his childhood, at home and at school, but he always knew how to maintain good taste and behaved with kindness and kindness. Was found to be a leader, and his classmates and the Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed movement, which was a member of it, accepted his leadership naturally and with understanding, Benny loved his family and his parents’ home, and after graduating from elementary school he wanted to go to work to help the family, and he found his way to an armored corps workshop where he was trained in a mechanics course. He was very active in the field of judo, was a member of the Hapoel team in Ashkelon and won one of the most prestigious competitions in the field of judo. In third place in the Israel Youth Championship in this sport sector. At the same time, he had strong and warm feelings expressed in the poems he wrote. His poems were melancholy and indicated a gentle and sensitive soul. Benny was drafted into the IDF in early June 1973 and assigned to the Armored Corps, where he was sent to a driving course and was trained in a course for caterpillar drivers. He was sent to serve in the Armored Corps School. During the Yom Kippur War, his unit took part in the battles of containment and infiltration in the Sinai. After the fighting ended, he served in his unit in Sinai. On April 21, 1975, my son fell to the military cemetery in Ashkelon, leaving behind his parents, three brothers and four sisters, and in a letter of condolences to the bereaved family, the unit commander, Binyamin Z “His parents have contributed to the commemoration of his memory in Beit Theresienstadt, and his parents’ The Knesset in Ashkelon.